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D.A.P. Fall 2017 Titles for Indie Bookstores


SOUL OF A NATION
D.A.P./Tate
ISBN 9781942884170
US $39.95
  CDN $50.00
PUB DATE 9/26/2017

African American Art & Culture
Art: African-American
Art: Political
Art: Sixties

Hbk, 8.5 x 10 in. / 256 pgs / 203 color / 33 b&w.

African American art in the era of Malcolm X and the Black Panthers

  • ABOUT THE BOOK: Surveys 1963-1983 African American Art on the 50th Anniversary of the term "Black Power" (coined by Stokely Carmicheal).Art made in the context of politics including the March on Washington, the Watts Riots, and the Black Panthers.Artists include Barkley L. Hendricks, Betye Sayer, Romare Bearden, David Hammons, Faith Ringgold, Emory Douglas, Sun Ra.
  • PRESS & PROMOTION: The book is published in conjunction with a major international exhibition opening at the Tate in London in Fall 2017 and travelling to the Brooklyn Museum, September 7th, 2018 - February 3rd, 2019 . Show at Tate opened to rave reviews:

    “Civil rights meet aesthetics in this riveting survey of 20 crucial years of black American art and struggle” -- The Guardian

    "The Black Power movement was more than just a protest group; it was a watershed moment in American history and a coming-together of enormous importance and influence -- not just socially and politically, but culturally and artistically as well.”--CNN Style

    "At London’s flagship modern art gallery, Tate Modern, one of this summer’s most lauded exhibitions features work by African-American artists made in the age of Martin Luther King Jr. Yet, while “Soul of a Nation” is nominally a historical display, gallery goers spilling out of the show this week found an obvious contemporary resonance to the art they had just seen."--The New York Times

  • There is no other illustrated book on this topic
  • A great visual companion to the book from the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Dream a World Anew: The African American Experience and the Shaping of America
  • American contributors include Susan Cahan (Yale) author of Mounting Frustration: The Art Museum in the Age of Black Power (Duke University Press, 2016) and David Driscoll, a curator of African American Art
  • WEST COAST INTEREST: Features Emory Douglas' graphic art from Oakland CA based Black Panthers, Noah Purifoy's Watts Tower Art Center, and the Los Angeles based Black Arts Council among others.


STEPHEN SHORE
The Museum of Modern Art
ISBN 9781633450486
US $75.00
  CDN $95.00
PUB DATE 11/21/2017


Hbk, 10.5 x 9 in. / 336 pgs / 450 color.

One Man MoMA show for the American color photographer Stephen Shore

  • Big Show - Big Press
  • Stephen Shore (b. 1947) is one of the pioneers of 1970's color photography
  • Best-known series are epic 70s road trips shot in brilliant color and published in his books American Surfaces and Uncommon Places (30,000+ copies sold)
  • His books are considered 'bibles for the new color photographers'
  • Shore is the director of the photography department at Bard College, Annandale on Hudson NY
  • This is a major book and includes over 400 illustrations.


AUTOPHOTO: CARS & PHOTOGRAPHY, 1900 TO NOW
Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain / Editions Xavier Barral
ISBN 9782869251311
US $65.00
  CDN $85.00
PUB DATE 7/25/2017

Photography: Survey
Transportation: Car Pictorials
Regional Interest: US Midwest

Hbk, 8.25 x 10.25 in. / 464 pgs / 300 color / 300 duotone.

The CAR in PHOTOGRAPHY: 600 images by 100+ photographers

  • ABOUT THE BOOK:The book is handsome and chunky, with a shiny metallic "new car" blue cover with a tipped-in photograph - by Willliam Eggleston.A Who's Who of Photography: Includes Robert Adams, Eve Arnold, Elliott Erwitt, Walker Evans, Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, Anthony Hernandez, Joel Meyerowitz, Daido Moriyama, Catherine Opie, Martin Parr, Ed Ruscha, Malick Sidibe, Stephen Shore and Henry Wessel.
  • Also includes vernacular, "found" car photos: the family posed in front of the new car, the prom date in front of the car portrait -- from the US, Asia, Europe and Africa; Nostalgic set photography from films like The Misfts
  • PRESS & PROMOTION: Exhibition in Paris opened Summer 2017 and is recieving international review coverage including The New York Times “…traces cars’ impact on the world through hundreds of photographs dating to the early 20th century… makes it easy to understand why photographers’ romance with the car may be as strong as ever."
  • For veteran booksellers: Speed Style and Beauty + Lee Friedlander America By Car + The Open Road =Auto Photo
  • Will appeal to CAR buffs as well as the PHOTO, DESIGN, and NOSTAGLIA markets
  • A great Holiday gift for Dad
  • WEST COAST INTEREST: Clement Cheroux is a Curator at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art


FRANKENSTEIN: THE FIRST TWO HUNDRED YEARS
Reel Art Press
ISBN 9781909526464
US $39.95
  CDN $50.00
PUB DATE 11/21/2017

Fiction & Poetry
Film & Video
Culture: Pop Culture

Hbk, 9 x 11 in. / 208 pgs / 125 color / 75 b&w.

Frankenstein lives! 200 years of the book, the movies and the monster in pop culture and beyond

  • On the 200th birthday of Frankenstein: a visual overview including a facsimile reprint of the earliest-known manuscript and images of the beloved monster in film posters, magazines, playbills, prints, book covers, advertisements, packaging, comics and graphic novels
  • A great package at just $39.95: the hardcover features 200 illustrations
  • The only book in print providing an historical & VISUAL overview of Frankenstein.
  • Author Christopher Frayling (born 1946) is a popular cultural historian -- and the author of Once Upon A Time in Italy: The Westerns of Sergio Leone (Abrams, 2005), The 2001 File: Harry Lange and the Design of the Landmark Science Fiction Film (RAP 2015), and Vampyres: Genesis and Resurrection (T&H 2016)
  • Will appeal to LITERARY audiences, FILM buffs, and POPULAR CULTURE Monster fans
  • Works for the NOSTALGIA market, film poster DESIGN lovers, and BIBLIOPHILES.
  • Expect review coverage on Book REVIEW pages in print and on-line, popular culture and film pages in mainstream entertainment magazines like Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, and GQ
  • Did you know there have been 120+ Frankenstein films?
  • Includes posters and memorabilia from films such as James Whale's Frankenstein (1931) and The Bride of Frankenstein (1935), both with Boris Karloff (still the predominant visual image of the monster), Hammer's The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)and Kenneth Branagh's/Francis Ford Coppola's Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994)
  • Pub date timed to have books in-store for Halloween!


JASPER JOHNS
Royal Academy of Arts
ISBN 9781910350683
US $65.00
  CDN $85.00
PUB DATE 11/21/2017

Art: Painting

Hbk, 11 x 11.75 in. / 240 pgs / 200 color.

A major overview of the American Pop artist Jasper Johns from the Royal Academy of Arts

  • Jasper Johns (b. 1930 Augusta GA; lives in Sharon CT) is one of the world's most important living and influential American artists.
  • Johns is best known for his paintings of flags, targets, maps, letters and numbers. He laid the groundwork for Pop Art and Minimalism.
  • He is also known for his personal relationships with Robert Rauschenberg, Merce Cunningham, and John Cage.
  • The book covers all aspects of his art: 200 works including sculpture, drawings, and prints.
  • Well-priced at $65.00 for a generous 11 x 11 3/4 inch square hardcover with more than 200 color reproductions
  • Ties-in with the Robert Rauschenberg exhibition at MoMA and the Walker Art Center and MCA Chicago Merce Cunningham exhibitions.
  • Yale just released Johns Catalogue Raisonne (April 2017) at $1500 (authored by Roberta Bernstein, a contributor to the RA Johns catalog).
  • Roberta Bernstein is a professor at the University of Albany, New York (SUNY).
  • Morgan Meis is NY based and the founder of Flux Factory as well as a frequent contributor to The New Yorker, n+1, The Believer and Harper's Magazine.
  • Robert Storr was until recently the Dean of the Yale Art School. Prior to that he was senior curator at MoMA where he authored, among other important catalogs, the bestselling Gerhard Richter: Forty Years of Painting.
  • WEST COAST INTEREST: Exhibition travels to The Broad in Los Angeles Winter 2018


PHILIP GUSTON: NIXON DRAWINGS
Hauser & Wirth Publishers
ISBN 9783906915029
US $60.00
  CDN $78.00
PUB DATE 6/27/2017

History
Art: Drawing

Hbk, 11.5 x 12.5 in. / 248 pgs / 256 color / 4 b&w.

Satirical portraits of Nixon made at the height of Watergate scandal in 1971: A timely book in the age of Trump!

  • One of the best-reviewed and most-attended gallery shows of the last season
  • "Now, as we stare down the barrel of four years of white supremacism, virulent sexism, vilification of dissidents, states' rights over civil rights, and an escalation of Us against Them strife, we gotta wonder if Guston was actually half a century ahead of the curve." The Village Voice
  • "The wit in these drawings is in Guston's giving Nixon a schlong for a nose, the better to fuck America with, and playing endless variations on Dick's dick." William Corbett in The Brooklyn Rail
  • Philip Guston was an influential Abstract Expressionist painter, who late in his career returned to representational, cartoonish renderings. He was Jewish and liberal - both of which influenced his art work.
  • He taught at NYU, Pratt Institute, and Boston University.
  • 73 of these drawings were published in 'Poor Richard' (University of Chicago Press, 2001)
  • This book has ALL 180 of Guston's Nixon drawings.
  • Debra Bricker Balken is an independent curator who teaches at RISD
  • Phong Bui is The Brooklyn Rail's Artistic Director and Publisher
  • William Corbett teaches at NYU, Harvard, and MIT
  • Irving Sandler is the esteemed art critic and writer and a professor of art at SUNY Purchase
  • Lisa Yuskavage is a NY-based figurative artist
  • Bob Mankoff is the cartoon editor for The New Yorker
  • Katy Siegel is Curator at the Baltimore Museum of Art and teaches at Stony Brook University, NY.


JIM MARSHALL: PEACE
Reel Art Press
ISBN 9781909526488
US $29.95
  CDN $37.50
PUB DATE 9/26/2017

Photography: B&W
Photography: Documentary
Photography: Political

Hbk, 6.75 x 9.25 in. / 128 pgs / 120 b&w.

Give the gift of PEACE with this AFFORDABLE, $29.95, small-format (6 3/4 x 9 1/4 in) GIFT book celebrating one of the most simple but also most powerful symbols in the world: the PEACE sign

  • Photos made between 1961-1968 all across America of the peace symbol in street graffiti, on the walls and trains of the New York subway, on buttons pinned to hippies and students, on posters at peace rallies
  • While nostalgic, these photos also feel timely in our current age of protest marches, with a new generation of home-made signs.
  • The book is a reminder of the power of people's protests to change the course of history.
  • Foreword by JOAN BAEZ, the American folk singer and activist
  • Afterword by SHEPARD FAIREY, the street artist, graphic designer, activist, illustrator and founder of OBEY Clothing who became widely known for his Barack Obama "Hope" poster.
  • Photographer Jim Marshall (1936-2010) is best known as a photographer of rock stars, and he was chief photographer at Woodstock. His iconic portraits include Janis Joplin with her bottle of Southern Comfort, Jimi Hendrix setting his guitar on fire onstage at Monterey, Johnny Cash flipping the bird onstage in Folsom Prison.
  • Jim Marshall's previous books include Jazz Festival (RAP 2016) and The Rolling Stones 1972 (Chronicle 2012).
  • 2018 will be the 50th Anniversary of the Peace symbol. It was designed in 1958 by Gerald Holtom for the British Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.
  • Expect coverage by CNN, TIME Magazine, New Yorker, USA Today, Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, and The Guardian -- among many outlets.


ALICE NEEL: UPTOWN
David Zwirner Books/Victoria Miro
ISBN 9781941701607
US $55.00
  CDN $70.00
PUB DATE 5/23/2017

African American Art & Culture
Art: Figurative/Representational
Art: Painting
Art: Portrait Painting
Regional Interest: US New York City

Hbk, 8.5 x 10.5 in. / 144 pgs / 57 color.

Pulitzer prize winner Hilton Als on Alice Neel's portraits of her Harlem neighbors

  • Writer Hilton Als brings together Alice Neel's paintings of African-Americans, Latinos, Asians, and other people of color
  • Alice Neel (1900-1984) is widely regarded as one of the foremost American figurative painters of the twentieth century. Based in New York, Neel chose her subjects from her family, friends, and a broad variety of locals: writers, poets, artists, students, and bohemians.
  • She lived uptown in Spanish Harlem and her work often touched on political and social issues, including gender rights, racial inequality, and labor struggles.
  • Neel's portraits are accompanied by short essays by Als.
  • Hilton Als is an American author and theater critic who writes for The New Yorker. In 2017, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. He is the author of White Girls (2013).
  • This is as much a HILTON ALS book as an ALICE NEEL book: a perfect marriage of insightful writing and intimate painting


LOUISE BOURGEOIS: AN UNFOLDING PORTRAIT
The Museum of Modern Art
ISBN 9781633450417
US $55.00
  CDN $70.00
PUB DATE 9/29/2017

Art: 20th Century
Art: Women Artists
Art: Prints

Hbk, 9 x 10.5 in. / 248 pgs / 340 color.

Accompanies a MoMA exhibition of American artist Louise Bourgeois' prints and artist's books

  • Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) was based in NYC from 1938 to her death. She is best-known for her organic, totemic sculptures--like giant spiders.
  • But Bourgeois made more than 1000 prints over the course of her career and even had a press in her basement. She was most active in printmaking in the 1940s and then in the 1990s and 2000s.
  • This book includes 330 of her prints and handmade books, organized by theme
  • A major appeal of this book is that her prints are her most accessible work -- and also her most colorful.
  • Her foundation (Easton Foundation) is in the process of turning her townhouse in West 20s into a museum.


JOSEF ALBERS IN MEXICO
Guggenheim Museum Publications
ISBN 9780892075362
US $49.95
  CDN $64.95
PUB DATE 11/21/2017

Latin American / Caribbean Art & Culture
Art: Abstract

Hbk, 8 x 10 in. / 128 pgs / 110 color.

A unique and surprising book on Josef Albers, accompanying a major Guggenheim exhibition on the influence of Mexico on Albers' work

  • Josef Albers (1888 - 1976) was both a student and a teacher at the Bauhaus.
  • With rise of the Nazis in 1933, he and his wife Anni Albers emigrated to North Carolina, where they founded the art department at Black Mountain College.
  • In 1950, they moved to New Haven, Connecticut, where Josef Albers became Director of Department of Design at Yale University School of Art.
  • He is best known for his homage to the square paintings.
  • Albers traveled repeatedly to Mexico from 1935-1968 and was profoundly inspired by ancient Mexican art and architecture.
  • This book is the first to feature the photographs Albers took of the Aztec pyramids & shrines together with the paintings that were inspired by Mexico.
  • The structural similarities between Aztec architecture and Albers' paintings are striking -- and will be eye-opening to anyone who thinks they know Albers!
  • Josef Albers books of paintings sell out quickly: Josef Albers in America (Hatje Cantz), Josef Albers (Silvanna), Josef Albers: Minimal Means, Maximum Effect (La Fabrica), Josef Albers: Homage to the Square (RM), Josef Albers: No Tricks, No Twinkling (Konig) are all -- unfortunately -- OUT OF PRINT.
  • Only 2 other books are in print currently on his paintings: the $100 T&H book from 2006 and the new David Zwirner book.
  • Contributors to this books are: Lauren Hinkson, Curator, Guggenheim Museum, and Joaquin Barriendos, Professor, Columbia University


EAMES FURNITURE SOURCEBOOK
Vitra Design Museum
ISBN 9783945852200
US $75.00
  CDN $95.00
PUB DATE 12/26/2017

Design: Interiors & Furniture

Hbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 300 pgs / 350 color.

The definitive guide to the American designers Charles & Ray Eames' furniture

  • Charles Eames (1907-1978) and Ray Eames (1912-1988) were husband and wife designers whose furniture is synonomous with "Modern Design": the Eames Lounge Chair, The Molded Plywood Chair, and the Molded Plastic Rocking Chair.
  • They also worked in the fields of industrial and graphic design, textiles, toys, fine art and film.
  • This books functions as a catalogue raisonne of EAMES Furniture based on the archive of the VITRA Design Museum.
  • Includes drawings, plans, models, material studies, prototypes and production examples as well as manufacturing correspondence related to 100+ furniture items.
  • Profusely illustrated -- 300+ images.
  • How is this book different from other Eames books? Most Eames books cover all facets of their work. This book focuses solely on the furniture: so rather than a wide romp through their career, this is a deep dive into one major aspect of their work.
  • The exhibition The World of Charles & Ray Eames will open in Fall 2017 at the Vitra
  • Author Pat Kirkham is Professor of Design History and Cultural Studies at Bard Graduate Center for Studies, NYC
  • An essential reference book for furniture collectors and the design trade.
  • WEST COAST INTEREST: The Eames were based in Pacific Palisades CA , and their house is open to the public by reservation. Los Angeles based Eames Demetrios is their grandson and Director of the Eames Office


ATLAS OF FURNITURE DESIGN
Vitra Design Museum
ISBN 9783931936990
US $195.00
  CDN $250.00
PUB DATE 4/24/2018

Design: Interiors & Furniture
Design: Theory
Aesthetics & History

Hbk, 9 x 12 in. / 1,008 pgs / 2,595 color.

The ULTIMATE book on the history of furniture design

  • ABOUT THE VITRA FURNITURE COLLECTION:The museum's collection of furniture is one of the largest in the word -- over 7,000 objects. The core of the collection is the bequest of U.S. designers Charles & Ray Eames and Alexander Girard as well as numerous other designers including George Nelson,Alvar Aalto, Charlotte Perriand, Verner Panton, Dieter Rams, Jean Prouvé, Richard Hutten, Finn Juhl, Eero Saarinen, Philippe Starck, Marcel Wanders, Konstantin Grcic Achille Castiglioni.
  • ABOUT THE BOOK: 1008 pages, 2595 images 215 years, 327 designers 121 manufacturers, 1691 objects. This book is MASSIVE – it is an encyclopedic reference, an indispensable resource and a beautifully designed object.It covers furniture from 1800s to now.
  • PRESS & PROMO: Special $195 list price now through December 31, 2017 thereafter the price goes up to $225.


  • NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT AUTHORITY GRAPHICS STANDARDS MANUAL
    Standards Manual
    ISBN 9780692496954
    US $54.95
      CDN $70.00
    PUB DATE 9/1/2015

    Art Object
    Design: Graphic design
    Design: Theory
    Aesthetics & History
    Regional Interest: US New York City

    Clth, 10.5 x 10.5 in. / 356 pgs / 176 color.

    The Design Bible Behind New York City's Subway System now available to all.

    • Designers Massimo Vignelli and Bob Noorda standardized the signage and visual identity of New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in 1970 -- their graphic design work is considered a modernist masterpiece.
    • Behind the stark, modernist graphics and typography lies a thorough and logical analysis that brought order to the chaos of way-finding in the NYC subway system.
    • Vignelli and Norda's system of graphic design standards has informed the MTA's signage to this day, a testament to the brilliance of their graphic standards manual outlining rules and acceptable permutations for signage. Their coherent system has stayed "standard" even as the subway system itself has grown and changed over the last five decades.
    • This edition of the original "Standards Manual" is faithful to the original and is printed in 9 Pantone inks, with a silkscreened cover and spine.
    • Originally published in 2014 as limited edition through a highly successful Kickstarter Campaign, it is now available in a trade edition with exclusive trade distribution by D.A.P.


    ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY GRAPHIC STANDARDS SYSTEM
    Standards Manual
    ISBN 9780692878309
    US $79.00
      CDN $100.00
    PUB DATE 10/24/2017

    Design: Graphic design
    Design: Theory
    Aesthetics & History

    Slip, hbk, 9.5 x 11.5 in. / 228 pgs / 216 color.

    A treat for both graphic designers and environmentalists: a facsimile of the graphic manual created for the Environmental Protection Agency in 1977.

    • The 284-page Graphic Standards Manual created for the EPA showing not only typography but also the symbols and colors to be used in signage and media to clearly communicate the EPA's new rules and alerts about environmental issues such as noise, air, radiation, waste and water pollution.
    • Exactly the same size as the original, printed 14 different ink colors to achieve complete fidelity to the original. It has 10 gatefolds, is printed on 2 different paper stocks.
    • The only difference from the original is that it is bound as a hardcover rather than in a 3-ring binder!
    • Created by the legendary New York design firm Chermayeff & Geismar (now CGH). They created some of the most recognizable visual identities in the world for companies like Mobil Oil and NBC as well organizations such as PBS, National Geographic, and the Smithsonian Institution. Their work is iconic to the public and studied by all design students for its clarity, longevity, and use of color.
    • In addition to the complete contents of the original, it includes a foreword and an essay as well as 48 pages of supplementary photographic material from the EPA's archives.
    • Press about the book will appear in October in the graphic design press, the environmental press, and national media.
    • Standards Manual is a Brooklyn-based publisher whose project often begin on KICKSTARTER.


    DESIGN IS STORYTELLING
    Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
    ISBN 9781942303190
    US $17.95
      CDN $23.95
    PUB DATE 11/21/2017

    Academic Course Adoption
    Design: Theory
    Aesthetics & History

    Pbk, 6.25 x 8.5 in. / 160 pgs / 250 color.

    Great graphic design tells a story!

    • Ellen Lupton, author of the bestselling Thinking with Type and curator at the Cooper Hewitt in NYC, shows how storytelling is the basis of great design.
    • The book is full of examples, diagrams, illustrations and other visuals and is affordably priced as a $17.95 paperback
    • The text draws on Lupton's actual classroom teaching experience to demonstrate how using narrative techniques normally associated with writing makes graphic design visually stronger and more persuasive.
    • Lupton is the author of popular books on design including Graphic Design: The New Basics (2008, Second Edition 2015), Thinking with Type (2004, Second Edition 2010), Graphic Design Thinking (2011), and Beautiful Users: Designing for People (2014).
    • The Cooper Hewitt will present a lecture by Lupton as a launch event for publicity and promotion.


    ESSENTIAL EAMES
    Vitra Design Museum
    ISBN 9783945852170
    US $39.95
      CDN $50.00
    PUB DATE 11/21/2017

    Design: Interiors & Furniture
    Design: Theory
    Aesthetics & History

    Hbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 216 pgs / 75 color / 50 b&w.

    A great gift book pairing the words of Charles & Ray Eames with images of their work and life.

    • Charles Eames (1907-1978) and Ray Eames (1912-1988) were the husband and wife American designers whose furniture (including the famous Eames Lounge Chair and the molded plywood chair) epitomizes Modern Design.
    • Inspiring quotes on the design process and on what makes good design from taken letters, talks, and interviews.
    • Many rare photographs of Charles and Ray Eames themselves
    • The book is edited by the Eames' grandson who runs the Eames Office in LA and is published by the world's premiere architecture and design museum, Vitra, which now houses the Eames estate
    • This is a "lighter," more "gifty" and more affordable overview of Eames work than the Essential Furniture Sourcebook.
    • The major exhibition The World of Charles & Ray Eames will open Fall 2017 at Vitra.
    • WEST COAST INTEREST: The Eames were based in Pacific Palisades CA , and their house is open to the public by reservation. Los Angeles based Eames Demetrios is their grandson and Director of the Eames Office


    ITEMS: IS FASHION MODERN?
    The Museum of Modern Art
    ISBN 9781633450363
    US $45.00
      CDN $57.50
    PUB DATE 10/24/2017

    Design: Theory
    Aesthetics & History
    Fashion: Styles
    Periods

    Hbk, 8 x 10 in. / 288 pgs / 350 color.

    MoMA explores the present, past, and future of 111 "indispensable" fashion items — garments, accessories, and accoutrements — of the modern age

    • From Converse All Stars to Diane Von Furstenberg's wrap dress.
    • ABOUT THE BOOK: An A to Z Encyclopedia of vernacular fashion: Includes Levis, Adidas, the backpack, little black dress, Dashiki, Brooks Brothers Oxford shirt, the Hoodie, and Havainia flip flopsThe entries tell the "story" of the clothing i.e. The Bucket Hat starts as an Israeli Settler hat to South Africa staple to LL Cool J the American rapper with a stop on Bob Denver's head on Gilligan's Island.
    • PRESS & PROMOTION Exhibition at MOMA will Fall 2017 and is the museum's first fashion exhibition in 60 years. Already lots of media coverage including The New York Times "...deliriously diverse... from kaffiyehs to kilts, flip-flops to guayaberas, pencil skirts to moon boots, Speedos to Spanx.” WWD "“…an investigation of 111 garments and accessories that have had a profound effect on the world over the last century…runs the gamut from Levi’s 501 jeans and Nike’s Air Force 1s to Chanel No. 5’s bottle and a Vivienne Westwood x Louis Vuitton fanny pack.”


    THE HOUSE OF DIOR: SEVENTY YEARS OF HAUTE COUTURE
    National Gallery of Victoria
    ISBN 9781925432336
    US $65.00
      CDN $85.00
    PUB DATE 9/26/2017

    Fashion: Designers & Collections

    Hbk, 11 x 13 in. / 256 pgs / illustrated throughout.

    The luxury fashion book for the holidays: a spectacular large format celebration of 70 years of Dior fashion

    • A holiday must have!
    • This 11 x 13 sumptuous book is the ultimate holiday gift. Featuring french fold dust jacket with foil stamping, houndstooth patterned case, both original and archival photography.
    • Covers 70 years of designers form Christian Dior through the many designers at the helm including Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and currently Maria Grazia Chiuri (the House's first female head designer).
    • It starts with the iconic spring 1947 New Look collection and takes us all the way right up to the newest 2017 collections.


    GINGERNUTZ
    MW Editions
    ISBN 9780998701806
    US $27.50
      CDN $34.95
    PUB DATE 9/1/2017

    Fiction & Poetry

    Clth, 6.75 x 9.25 in. / 80 pgs / 65 color.

    The perfect stocking stuffer gift for fashionistas of all ages.

    • Grace Coddington is creative director at large of American Vogue, fan favorite of The September Issue, author of the bestselling memoir Grace.
    • Fashion journalist and illustrator Michael Roberts retells Grace's life story in the style of a children's book
    • Grace is a red-headed monkey named Ginger Nutz in the jungles of Borneo -- who decamps to the big city to become a fashion model
    • She meets familiar characters like Disco & Grubbana.
    • Absolutely charming illustrations and story!
    • Coddington and Roberts are great friends - she is writing a foreword to the book and will help promote
    • Major PRESS & Events already confirmed include: September VOGUE & VANITY FAIR coverage
    • Coddington awarded lifetime achievement Cleo in September with ceremony in Lincoln Center. There will be a video tribute including some of the book illustrations.
    • Launch events at Bookmarc (NY & LA) Colette (Paris) and Sothebys (London)
    • At $27.50 this is most affordable of the "Grace" books: Memoir is $35, Grace 30 Years of Fashion $175, Grace American Vogue $175.


    MARGUERITA MERGENTIME: AMERICAN TEXTILES, MODERN IDEAS
    West Madison Press LLC
    ISBN 9780692768273
    US $39.95
      CDN $50.00
    PUB DATE 6/27/2017

    Design: Textiles
    Regional Interest: US New York City

    Hbk, 8.25 x 10 in. / 144 pgs / 145 color / 39 b&w.

    Joyful American textiles of the 1930s: whether Esty or Knoll is your look, you will love them!

    • A major design rediscovery: Marguerita Mergentime (1894-1941) was a 1930s designer in New York City.
    • She designed table linens, sheets, towels, bedspreads, drapery, flatware, and china. Best known for printed bold, colorful tablecloths created to enliven the average home with color and humor.
    • Her fabric and carpet designs can be seen today in Radio City Music Hall and in museum collections including The Museum of Modern Art; the Cooper Hewitt, the Brooklyn Museum; the Museum at FIT.
    • Compare her to scarf designer Vera Neumann (Vera) and to Russell Wright with whom she worked with contributing textiles to Wright's American Way campaign and the 1939 New York World's Fair.
    • Affordable & fun overview of her work - the book will make you smile - PRESS coverage has included Elle Decor, Metropolis Magazine New York Magazine's Design Hunting, Print Magazine, and Design Observer.
    • Author Linda Florio was senior graphic designer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Arts and Design (MAD). Author Madelyn Shaw is curator of textiles at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.


    THE PROPAGANDA FRONT
    MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
    ISBN 9780878467631
    US $45.00
      CDN $57.50
    PUB DATE 12/12/2017

    History
    Design: Graphic design

    Hbk, 8.5 x 9.5 in. / 320 pgs / 380 color.

    A colorful gift book for history buffs: 350 striking political propaganda postcards from 1890-1945

    • Uncle Sam orders Americans to enlist. A socialist worker raises the red flag. Adoring crowds greet Hitler and Mussolini.
    • Perfect for accounts that have done well with the MFA Boston's The Postcard Age and bought in the new MFA title, Atget: Postcards of a Lost Paris
    • The collector, Leonard Lauder is the former President of Estee Lauder, a prominent art collector, and patron of the Whitney, the Getty, Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA, Portland Museum of Art, Gibbes Museum, and MFA Boston.
    • Hunter College Connection: two authors teach at Hunter: Lynda Klich and Anna Jozefacka. Benjamin Weiss is a curator at MFA, Boston, and the author of the MFA Boston titles Atget: Postcards of a Lost Paris and The Postcard Age.



    TOMMY KANE: ALL MY PHOTOGRAPHS ARE MADE WITH PENS
    HENI Publishing
    ISBN 9780993316173
    US $34.95
      CDN $45.00
    PUB DATE 11/21/2017

    Art: Drawing
    Regional Interest: US Brooklyn

    Hbk, 8 x 11 in. / 228 pgs / 210 color.

    A light-hearted inspiration book for artists who love to draw and even for the coloring book crew.

    • Brooklyn -based native Tommy Kane is best known for memorable ad campaigns for Steve Madden (the famous cartoon-glam ones) and Yellow Tail Wine (most successful launch of a brand in US history)
    • The book is an urban sketchbook collection of drawings Kane does on the go in travels to Paris, Rome, London and at home in New York City. Captures locations, people and ideas in detailed, line-intensive style, including wildlife, models, travel and movie sets.
    • PROMOTION: Enormous social media following on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook.



    TATTOOS IN JAPANESE PRINTS
    MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
    ISBN 9780878468461
    US $24.95
      CDN $29.95
    PUB DATE 9/26/2017

    Asian Art & Culture
    Art Group: Medium
    Art: Japanese
    Art: Painting

    Hbk, 7.5 x 9.75 in. / 152 pgs / 90 color.

    The perfect gift for the inked crowd that yearns for the real history behind the tattoo.

    • ABOUT THE BOOK: A Compact & AFFORDABLE introduction to the parallel histories of Japanese tattoos and prints. Features high quality illustrations of ukiyo-e prints from the incomparable collection of Japanese art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
    • 19th Century Japanese prints as the inspiration behind contemporary and historical tattoos. Lush colorful images of flowers, sea monsters, and warriors.
    • Paper over board , 7 x 9 and $24.95 will work in TATTOO/ ALT Culture sections as well as for aficionados of Asian art.


    CASANOVA: THE SEDUCTION OF EUROPE
    MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
    ISBN 9780878468423
    US $45.00
      CDN $57.50
    PUB DATE 9/26/2017

    History
    Art Group: Theme

    Clth, 7.5 x 9.5 in. / 344 pgs / 180 color.

    A handsomely designed book on the cultural history of Casanova's life and times in 18th century Europe

    • 12 illustrated essays lavishly recreate Casanova's visual world in18th century paintings, sculpture, works on paper, furnishings, porcelains, silver and period costumes.
    • The book itslef makes a seductive gift: it includes 2 gatefolds and beautiful end papers and the title page is a "peek-a-boo" cut out. The format 7.5 x 9.5 in. / 336 pgs / 185 color makes it both a READING and VISUAL book.
    • Aside from Hatje Cantz oversized The Journeys of Casanova 9783775738576 $60, there are no other illustrated books about Casanova.
    • Works for HISTORY buffs, LITERARY stores and ART sections -- perfect for encyclopedic museums.
    • Promotion: A major exhibition tour starting in TEXAS at KIMBELL Fall 2017, then travelling to LEGION of HONOR San Francisco in Spring 2018 and MFA Boston Summer 2018.
    • ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Frederick Ilchman and Thomas Michie are both curators at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. C. D. Dickerson is Curator the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Esther Bell is Curator at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA. Meredith Chilton is a curator at Gardiner Museum, Toronto Canada. Nina Dubin is a Professor at University of Illinois at Chicago. James H. Johnson teaches at Boston University. Malina Stefanovska is a professor at UCLA. Susan M. Wager, Instructor, University of New Hampshire. Michael Yonan, Professor University of Missouri.
    • WEST COAST INTEREST: Show travels to The Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museum, San Francisco in Winter 2018



    JOEL MEYEROWITZ: CéZANNE'S OBJECTS
    Damiani
    ISBN 9788862085649
    US $50.00
      CDN $65.00
    PUB DATE 9/26/2017

    Photography: Still Life

    Clth, 10 x 12.5 in. / 116 pgs / 65 color.

    A photographer's elegant tribute to still-life painting: objects from Cezanne's studio as seen anew through the lens of American master color photographer Joel Meyerowitz

    • A follow-up to Meyerowitz's highly successful book Morandi's Objects--here he photographs objects in Cezanne's studio against the wall's of the artist's studio to capture Cezanne's distinctive treatment of foreground and background.
    • An elegant, superbly printed gift book.
    • Includes photographs of Cezanne's studio, fully preserved, and the artist's gardens.
    • Joel Meyerowitz (born NY 1938) is a street, portrait and landscape photographer and key member of the 70's new color school (along with Eggleston and Shore). His work has appeared in over 350 exhibitions and is in the collections of the Boston Museum of Fine Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and many other museums worldwide.
    • PRESS & PUBLCITY: Ties-in with the highly anticipated first-ever world tour exhibition of Cezanne portraits (travels to the National Gallery DC this fall).



    WILLIAM HENRY FOX TALBOT AND THE PROMISE OF PHOTOGRAPHY
    Carnegie Museum of Art
    ISBN 9780880390606
    US $25.00
      CDN $32.50
    PUB DATE 11/21/2017

    Photography: Historical

    Hbk, 8.5 x 10 in. / 96 pgs / 40 color.

    The preeminent Gentleman Scientist of the 19th century, William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877) was the photography pioneer who invented many of the first photographic processes.

    • A $25 introduction to Talbot: it will be the only AFFORDABLE, SMALL-FORMAT survey on the photographer.
    • Handsome design and packaging make this a natural gift book choice.
    • Includes 30 photographs by Talbot that demonstrate his wide-ranging interests, including nature, still-life, portraiture, architecture and landscape; one quarter of the featured images have been unpublished since Talbot's time.
    • Talbot's The Pencil of Nature (1844-46) was the first book with photographic illustrations.
    • PROMOTION and PUBLICITY: Pittsburgh: Carnegie Museum of Art, 11/18/17-2/11/18: THe BIGGEST Talbot show in the US within the last 15 years.
    • CONTRIBUTORS: Dan Leers is curator of photography at Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh. Larry J. Schaaf is the director of the William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonne and author of The Photographic Art of William Henry Fox Talbot (Princeton University Press, 2000).



    DALí/DUCHAMP
    Royal Academy of Arts
    ISBN 9781910350478
    US $50.00
      CDN $65.00
    PUB DATE 11/21/2017

    Art Group: Exhibitions
    Art: Conceptual
    Art: Dada/Surrealism

    Clth, 9.5 x 10.75 in. / 224 pgs / 280 color.

    Eroticism, science and humor collide in the work of these two close friends and titans of modern art.

    • ABOUT THE ARTISTS Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968) was an artist, writer, provocateur, and chess player who is considered the father of Dada and laid the foundations for Conceptual Art with his 1917 ready-made urinal entitled Fountain. Salvador Dali (1904-1989) was a painter, sculptor, filmmaker, writer, actor, bon vivant, and arguably the most famous of the Surrealists. His 1931 oil painting The Persistence of Memory ( ants on a watch) remains one of twentieth-century pop culture's most widely-known artworks.
    • ABOUT THE BOOK A look at the friendship and overlapping themes in the work of these very opposite artists.
    • PROMO: Exhibition will be on view at Dali­ Museum, St Petersburg FL in Winter 2018.
    • WEST COAST INTEREST: Duchamp's first museum retrospective was in 1963 at the Pasadena Museum of Art. Dali lived in Monterey California during the 1940s. A collection of his work (Dali 17) is housed at the Monterey Museum.


    RENé MAGRITTE: THE REVEALING IMAGE
    Ludion
    ISBN 9789491819735
    US $45.00
      CDN $57.50
    PUB DATE 9/26/2017

    Literature: Biography
    Photography: Art Photography

    Hbk, 8.75 x 11.5 in. / 272 pgs / 200 color / 200 b&w.

    A visual biography of our favorite Surrealist, the ever-witty Rene Magritte, as told in photographs

    • Heavily illustrated with 350 images, including photographs, paintings, drawings and film stills.
    • Truly brings Magritte the man as well as the artist to life in photographs of his family, friends, fellow-surrealists, and self-portraits.
    • Accompanies a traveling exhibition (US venue TBD) devoted to Magritte's photographs and films.
    • Magritte (French, 1898 - 1967) was one of the best known and most influential of the Surrealists.
    • His witty and images often depict ordinary objects in an unusual contexts.
    • PRESS & PROMO: SFMOMA will have an exhibition on Magritte's later work next year. Because the focus is on his photographs, it's a good companion book for any museum that has Magritte in their collection.


    HAROLD EDGERTON: SEEING THE UNSEEN
    Steidl/MIT Museum, Cambridge
    ISBN 9783958293083
    US $49.95
      CDN $62.50
    PUB DATE 1/23/2018

    Photography: B&W
    Science

    Clth, 9.5 x 12.5 in. / 224 pgs / 40 color / 70 b&w.

    The man who stopped time: Harold Edgerton invented the strobe flash to photograph what the human eye can't see

    • "Every time you use the flash on your smartphone or camera, you should give silent praise to Harold Eugene Edgerton. In the era of vacuum tubes and radios the size of tables, Edgerton created a way to stop the world; a bullet passing through an apple; a footballer's boot connecting with a ball; the crown-like splash created from a single drop of milk. He was the first man to harness electricity to freeze time to an instant." -- The BBC.
    • Edgerton was an MIT electrical engineering professor, who pioneered the use of the strobe, unleashing the potential of photography.He was known as "Papa Flash"
    • A MAJOR PUBLICATION: Published in conjunction with MIT Museum, Cambridge, MA This will be the definitive catalogue of Edgerton's work. There has been no substantial book published on Edgerton since 2000.



    REDISCOVERING AN AMERICAN COMMUNITY OF COLOR: THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF WILLIAM BULLARD, 1897–1917
    Worcester Art Museum
    ISBN 9780998681733
    US $38.00
      CDN $52.50
    PUB DATE 11/21/2017

    African American Art & Culture
    Photography: Portrait
    Regional Interest: US Midatlantic

    Pbk, 9 x 11.75 in. / 128 pgs / 130 color.

    A rare discovery: turn-of-the century photographic portraits of working-class African Americans in the North in the first decade of the 20th century

    • 230 photographs of the African American and Nipmuc communities of Worcester, Massachusetts taken in the aftermath of Emancipation and Reconstruction between 1897 and 1917 by an itinerant white photographer, William Bullard. This book is a rare document of turn-of-the century African American portraiture and is unique in identifying its subjects by name.
    • AUTHORS: David Angel is President of Clark University in Worcester, MA. Matthias Waschek is the Director of the Worcester Art Museum and author of Ann Hamilton: Stylus. Nancy Kathryn Burns is a curator at Worcester Art Museum and is the author of Cyanotypes: Photography's Blue Period. Janette Thomas Greenwood is Professor of History at Clark University. She is the author of First Fruits of Freedom: The Migration of Former Slaves and Their Search for Equality in Worcester, Massachusetts, 1862-1900.



    TINA MODOTTI: PHOTOGRAPHER & REVOLUTIONARY
    La Fábrica
    ISBN 9788416248834
    US $32.00
      CDN $42.50
    PUB DATE 8/22/2017

    Biography
    Latin American / Caribbean Art & Culture
    Photography: Writings

    Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 288 pgs / 130 b&w.

    A long-overdue reissue of the classic biography of Tina Modotti, photographer, model, actress, and revolutionary political activist.

    • Tina Modotti was an Italian photographer, model, actress, and revolutionary political activist. Born in Italy, Tina Modotti (1896-1942) immigrated to California when she was 16 and moved form San Francisco to LA to be an actress in silent movies: she often played the "Femme Fatale". She became part of the Bohemian circle: her lover Edward Weston taught her photography, and they moved to Mexico together. In Mexico, Modotti documented the Mexican mural movement, befriending Diego Rivera and joing the Mexican Communist Party. She died at the age of 45 on her way home in a taxi from a dinner with Pablo Neruda, under what is viewed by some as suspicious circumstances. Important collections of her work are at MoMA, SFMoMA, the MET and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
    • PUBLICATION HISTORY: Originally published in the US by Harper Collins in 1993 and reissued in 1993, 1995 & 2000 by Da Cappo. Receiving rave reviews, the book has been translated into 7 languages.
    • This new edition is a smaller format paperback priced at $32.00.
    • ABOUT THE AUTHOR: MARGARET HOOKS has written extensively on the life and work of artists, among them Frida Kahlo, Tina Modotti and Edward James. Her writing has appeared in Vogue, The Guardian, Afterimage, Elle, and The Observer. Her books include Tina Modotti: Masters of Photography (New York, Aperture, 1999); Tina Modotti (London, Phaidon Press, 2005); Frida Kahlo: Portrait of an Icon (Madrid,Turner/London,Bloomsbury/New York, D.A.P., 2003); and Surreal Eden (New York, Princeton Architectural Press, 2007).



    GORDON PARKS: THE FLAVIO STORY
    Steidl / The Gordon Parks Foundation
    ISBN 9783958293441
    US $45.00
      CDN $57.50
    PUB DATE 1/23/2018

    African American Art & Culture
    Latin American / Caribbean Art & Culture
    Photography: Documentary
    Photography: Photojournalism

    Clth, 9.75 x 11.5 in. / 160 pgs / 50 color / 150 b&w.

    The most widely read photo-essay of all time: Gordon Parks's 1961 Life Magazine story of the little boy Flavio living in wrenching poverty in Brazil

    • Parks' moving black-and-white photographs and story elicited more than 3,000 letters and $25,000 in donations to assist the boy, his family and the favela. Parks and Flavio remained close throughout the rest of Parks life - this book covers essay and its aftermath.
    • ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER: Gordon Parks was born in Ft Scott, Kansas, started his photography career in St Paul, Minnesota, and traveled throughout the US as part of the Farm Security Administration (FSA). He lived most of his adult life in NYC. Gordon Parks was a photographer, filmmaker, writer and composer who is best known for chronicle the African-American experience for LIFE Magazine, writing and directing the film Shaft, and the author of autobiographical memoir The Learning Tree. The Parks Foundation is run out of Plesantville NY. FSA Archives are at Library of Congress in Washington DC.
    • PRESS & PROMOTION: Accompanies Exhibition at Toronto: Ryerson Image Centre, September 2018 traveling to the Getty, Los Angeles, July 2019.



    JOSEF KOUDELKA: THE MAKING OF EXILES
    Editions Xavier Barral
    ISBN 9782365111362
    US $65.00
      CDN $85.00
    PUB DATE 7/25/2017

    Photography: B&W
    Photography: Photo-Essay
    Photography: Photojournalism

    Hbk, 9.5 x 11.75 in. / 160 pgs / 45 color / 89 b&w.

    The making of Josef Koudelka's famous photobook Exiles: like a "director's cut" this new book reproduces previously unpublished photos, captions, archival documents and shows how the book was put together.

    • Exiles was originally published in 1988 and then revised in expanded edition 2014 by Aperture. It is considered one of the classic photobooks of the 20th century
    • Josef Koudelka was born 1938 and came to fame with his 1968 photographs of the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia -- after which he fled the country and lived for decades as an exile. He is a member of Magnum. Koudelka has exhibited at the MoMA and at the ICP in New York and the Art Institute of Chicago.
    • PROMO: Exhibition at Pompidou Center in Paris
    • ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Clement Cheroux is senior curator at SFMOMA. He is currently preparing a Walker Evans retrospective that will be presented at both SFMOMA and the Centre Pompidou. He was a visiting research fellow in the Art History Department at Princeton University and a guest scholar at the Getty.



    GIAN BUTTURINI: LONDON
    Damiani
    ISBN 9788862085588
    US $45.00
      CDN $57.50
    PUB DATE 9/26/2017

    Photography: Travel/Place/Urban

    Hbk, 10 x 12 in. / 104 pgs / 86 b&w.

    A Facsimile edition of a rare out-of-print photobook: Gian Butturini's 1969 portrait of London

    • Stunning black-and-white photographs of London in the "Swinging 60s": hippies and fashionable young women share space with the homeless, the pacifist demonstrations and the orators at Speakers' Corner. The Tube, pubs, Piccadilly and Carnaby Street.
    • Gian Butturini(1935-2006, Italy) was a graphic designer & photographer. In 1969 he spent one month in London and then published his masterpiece photographic work London.
    • Considered a photo book classic: it was included in Martin Parr and Gerry Badger's first volume of The Photo book: A History. First edition copies of the book are very rare and sell for upwards of $500.
    • The photos in the book are interspersed with text by Robert CAPA and Allen GINSBERG.
    • Contains a new foreword by photographer and Photo book collector Martin PARR.
    • Appeals to PHOTO market but also DESIGNERS - the layout and typography are fabulous and FASHION- the clothing and STYLE are wonderful.
    • PRESS & PROMO: DAP is handling press for this title - expect coverage in photo & fashion periodicals and on line.



    ALEX WEBB AND REBECCA NORRIS WEBB: SLANT RHYMES
    La Fábrica
    ISBN 9788416248865
    US $45.00
      CDN $57.50
    PUB DATE 8/22/2017

    Photography: Artist's Book
    Photography: Color
    Photography: Writings

    Clth, 8 x 9.5 in. / 112 pgs / 80 color.

    Photographs taken during the Webbs' nearly 30-year relationship, laid out in pairs -one by Alex, one by Rebecca.

    • Brooklyn based couple pair their work side by side in a series of visual love letters
    • Together for almost 30 years this book is an ode to their relationship - both personal and professional
    • Alex Webb & Rebecca Webb are very active in photo community and known for their popular workshops
    • Expect review coverage in photography press but also as a human interest story about a marriage


    TRIA GIOVAN: THE CUBA ARCHIVE
    Damiani
    ISBN 9788862085458
    US $40.00
      CDN $52.50
    PUB DATE 11/7/2017

    Latin American / Caribbean Art & Culture
    Photography: Color
    Photography: Travel/Place/Urban

    Hbk, 11.5 x 8.25 in. / 168 pgs / 125 color.

    Haunting color photographs of Cuba in the 1990s: the sultry beaches and languid landscapes, the once-elegant but now decaying architecture, and the Cubans themselves -- isolated from the rest of the modern world

    • Tria Giovan (b. 1961) is a NYC based photographer: her work has been published in Aperture, Elle, Esquire, Harpers, Travel & Leisure, and Vogue among many other publications and is in the permanent collections of MoMA, The Brooklyn Museum, The Jewish Museum, and The NY Public Library.
    • ABOUT THE BOOK: Travel photographs from Cuba in the 90s. She first traveled to Cuba in 1990 and subsequently returned 12 times over the next 6 years, shooting over 25,000 images. This book selects 120 of these images, most previously unpublished.
    • ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Silvana Paternostro, is a noted Colombian-born journalist and senior fellow at the World Policy Institute. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, Vogue and Time, among other publications.
    • Cuba: The Elusive Island was published by Abrams in 1996 and is now out-of-print



    JACK PIERSON: THE HUNGRY YEARS
    Damiani
    ISBN 9788862085625
    US $40.00
      CDN $52.50
    PUB DATE 11/21/2017

    Gay / Lesbian
    Photography: Art Photography
    Photography: Color
    Photography: Portrait

    Hbk, 8 x 9.5 in. / 104 pgs / illustrated throughout.

    The '80s photographs of Boston School veteran Jack Pierson are at once melancholy and joyous, erotic and slyly witty

    • ABOUT THE ARTIST: Jack Pierson (born 1960) is a photographer associated with " The Boston School" - group of young photographers who moved to NYC in late 1970s and worked on fringes (Nan Goldin, David Armstrong, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Mark Morrisroe.) He divides his time between his home and studio in the Southern California desert near Joshua Tree National Park and New York.
    • ABOUT THE BOOK: Lush pastel hazy landscapes, florals and portraits of young sensual men- sophisticated riff on 70s sunset posters. Tipped on image on cover.
    • PROMO & PRESS: Expect coverage in photo and fashion magazines likeNew York Times T Magazine, Photograph. These works the subject of exhibition at the Aspen Art Museum Feb - May 21 2017;OMG a sculpture by Pierson was just installed at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford CT
    • ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Eileen Myles (born 1949) is an American poet and writer. Seminal books include: Chelsea Girls (Black Sparrow Press, 1994) I Must Be Living Twice: New and Selected Poems 1975-2014.(New York: Ecco Press, 2015) The Importance of Being Iceland(Semiotext(e), 2009). She is partners with Jill Soloway , the creator of Transparent.
    • QUOTE:" Your work is notebook-y, it's sun-drenched, it's nostalgic, it's tossed-off, it's working-class beach, it's pop, it's lonesome, it's tinted." Eileen Myles


    TOILET PAPER CALENDAR 2018
    Damiani
    ISBN 9788862085557
    US $20.00
      CDN $26.00
    SDNR50

    PUB DATE 9/26/2017


    Pbk, 11.5 x 11.75 in. / 13 pgs / 13 color.

    • The Toilet Paper Calendar is the perfect venue for Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari's obsession with depicting absurd, humorous and surreal ideas through garishly-colored commercial photography. Toilet Paper all year long!



    TOILET PAPER: ISSUE 15
    Damiani
    ISBN 9788862085564
    US $16.00
      CDN $20.00
    PUB DATE 11/21/2017

    Journals: Art
    Journals: Photography

    Pbk, 9 x 11.5 in. / 40 pgs / 22 color.

    • Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari's wordless picture magazine features their distinct hybrid of vintage commercial photographic style with dark humor and bizarre, disturbing narratives.



    KARLHEINZ WEINBERGER: SWISS REBELS
    Steidl
    ISBN 9783958293298
    US $65.00
      CDN $85.00
    PUB DATE 9/26/2017

    Gay / Lesbian
    Photography: Fashion
    Photography: Portrait

    Clth, 9.5 x 13 in. / 280 pgs / 45 color / 120 b&w.

    A long-awaited overview of the cult photographer of the European gay underground of the 1950s and 1960s

    • Karlheinz Weinberger (1921-2006) was a Swiss photographer who took pictures for a gay underground club, Der Kreis. He also photographed a small band of teenagers -- working class boys and girls dissatisfied by the conservative climate of the day. They adopted a powerful gang identity expressed in their self styled and homemade clothing -- embellished jeans, motorcycle jackets, enlarged belt buckles -- emulating American icons Marlon Brando, James Dean, and Elvis Presley.
    • Weinberger's other books are out-of-print and highly COLLECTIBLE: KarlHeinz Weinberger: Photos, 1954-1995 (Scalo 2000) sells for $400+ and Rebel Youth: Karlheinz Weinberger (Rizzoli 2011) sells for $150+
    • SEXY self-confident portraits of YOUTH in 1950s & 1960s, DEFIANT REBELS, Lots of HOMOEROTIC imagery rockers, bikers, construction workers and athletes.
    • The book works for PHOTO, FASHION, GAY & Nostalgia markets.
    • The book accompanies a retrospective museum show touring Europe.
    • PRESS & PROMO: Photo, Fashion, Music and Gay press all love Weinberger. Expect coverage in broad range venues like AnOTher, The Fader, Huffington Post, and ARTFORUM which have all covered him in the past. Fans of his work include John Waters and Steven Meisel. CULT and FETISH are two words used over and over to describe his audience.



    CALIFORNIA INFERNAL: ANTON LAVEY & JAYNE MANSFIELD
    Trapart Books
    ISBN 9789198324310
    US $39.95
      CDN $50.00
    PUB DATE 9/26/2017

    Culture: Pop Culture
    Regional Interest: US California

    Hbk, 8.25 x 9.75 in. / 152 pgs / 12 color / 130 b&w.

    A wildly weird photo documentation of the stranger-than-fiction relationship between buxom blond glamour goddess Jayne Mansfield and the devilishly handsome High Priest of Satanism Anton LaVey.

    • ABOUT THE ARTIST: Walter Fischer was a German paparazzo and freelance photographer, based in Hollywood from 1957 to the 1970s, whose campy photos captured Jayne Mansfield and Satanist Anton LaVey.
    • Kenneth Anger's participation amplifies the "Hollywood Babylon" aspects of the book: scandal, notoriety, gossip, and the dark side of Hollywood. Both Hollywood Babylon (1975) and LeVey's occult bestseller, Satanic Bible (1976) are still in print and each has sold well over 500,000 copies.
    • PRESS & PROMO: A new documentary called Mansfield 66/67 released in early 2017 (from Room 237 director) and will draw attention to the relationship between Mansfield and LaVey (with Kenneth Anger, John Waters and others).



    THE "ODESSEY": THE ZOMBIES IN WORDS AND IMAGES
    Reel Art Press/BMG Books
    ISBN 9781909526440
    US $39.95
      CDN $50.00
    PUB DATE 3/30/2017

    Music: Composer/Band

    Hbk, 10 x 10 in. / 152 pgs / 62 color / 43 b&w.

    "I remember first hearing 'She’s Not There' on the radio in my bedroom. So ethereal. So spooky ... the DJ said it was The Zombies from England. 'Of course,' I thought. 'That is exactly what a zombie rock group would sound like.'” -Tom Petty

    • 1960s British invasion band The Zombies are best known for their hits "She's Not There", "Tell Her No" and "Time of the Season" /li>
    • Odessey & Oracle was the last Zombies record. It wasn't released until April 1968, four months after the band had broken up. The misspelling of "odyssey" in the title was the result of a mistake by the designer of the LP cover, the band tried to cover this up at the time of release by claiming the misspelling was intentional.
    • Now considered a cult classic of British Psychedelic Pop and is ranked number 100 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time
    • Includes the lyrics to each of 22 songs on the record, 1960s photographs and ephemera of the the group, including posters and record covers. Interview with 3 surviving original members
    • Introduction by Tom Petty of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers


    NEAL PRESTON: EXHILARATED AND EXHAUSTED
    Reel Art Press
    ISBN 9781909526457
    US $75.00
      CDN $95.00
    PUB DATE 11/21/2017

    Music
    Photography: Music/Band/Musician

    Hbk, 9.75 x 12 in. / 336 pgs / 100 color / 200 b&w.

    "I want the reader at the end of this book to feel like they've just spent a year on the road with Zeppelin with one day off, then six months with Guns 'n' Roses, with one day off and then five years with Bruce Springsteen. Exhilarated and exhausted." -Neal Preston

    • Neal Preston (born 1952, Queens NY ) is an Los Angeles-based photographer well-known for his photographs of rock musicians. He has worked closely with Led Zeppelin, Queen, The Who, Bruce Springsteen, Fleetwood Mac, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, and many others. His archives were the primary source of still photographs for over 50 episodes of VH-1's music documentary series, Behind the Music. He dated Stevie Nicks (of Fleetwood Mac). His Iconic images include: Robert Plant, on stage in 1973 at Kezar Stadium, holding a dove in one hand, and a cigarette and a bottle of Newcastle in the other; Frank Zappa with a parrot in his head; Stevie M+NIcks with swirling scarves.
    • PRESS & PROMOTION: Gibson Guitar /Lightpower sponsored Launch event in Los Angeles at old Tower Records on Sunset Blvd-- with exhibition and party. Expect press in Rolling Stone, USA Today, LA Times, Esquire, GQ -- the book has the same publisher -- Reel Art Press -- and publicist as Total Excess by Micheal Zigaris. Preston loves to travel, tell stories and do events.
    • ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Cameron Crowe's film credits include Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Almost Famous, Jerry Maguire and Vanilla Sky, among many more. He and Neal Preston worked together as writer/ photographer for numerous magazines and have been close friends for over 40 years. Dave Brolan edited the books Baron Wolman: The Rolling Stone Years, Trust: The Photographs of Jim Marshall, Real Moments: Bob Dylan by Barry Feinstein, Hell & Redemption: Johnny Cash by Andy Earl.



    FREEDOM, RHYTHM & SOUND
    Soul Jazz Books
    ISBN 9780957260061
    US $34.95
      CDN $45.00
    PUB DATE 8/22/2017

    African American Art & Culture
    Music: Design

    Pbk, 11.75 x 11.75 in. / 192 pgs / 400 color.

    Now in Paperback: The classic collection of jazz record covers from the era of John Coltrane and "Spirital Jazz" in the 1960s - 1970s

    • THE MUSIC: In the late 1960's and 1970's, Jazz took a turn toward the spiritual. Motivated both politically by the black community ideals of the civil rights movement, and artistically by the transcendent music of John Coltrane, the music of this period is known as "Spiritual Jazz."
    • THE BOOK: Now in paperback. Utterly charming collection of Spiritual and Free Jazz album covers from the 60's and 70's, often privately pressed and released by the artists themselves, often in runs as small as 500 copies.
    • THE GRAPHIC DESIGN: Often the work of amateur graphic designers blissfully unaware of the rules that were supposed to govern good design, these jackets nevertheless crackle with the energy and purpose of the music contained on the records themselves.
    • THE EDITOR: Editor Gilles Peterson, legendary UK DJ and musical evangelist, is one of the foremost authorities on the spiritual jazz of this period, frequently showcasing it on his weekly BBC program, "Worldwide".



    DANCEHALL
    Soul Jazz Books
    ISBN 9780957260085
    US $34.95
      CDN $45.00
    PUB DATE 10/24/2017

    Latin American / Caribbean Art & Culture
    Culture: Pop Culture
    Music: Historical

    Pbk, 11.75 x 11.75 in. / 216 pgs / 400 color.

    Now in paperback, the definitive visual document of the Dancehall scene in 1980's Jamaica -- with bore than 400 color photos

    • THE MUSIC: Dancehall is the Jamaican popular music genre that exploded in the 1980's as a more sparse version of reggae, characterized by electronic effects and a faster tempo.
    • Includes the studios and record shops which served as the epicenter of the music and, of course, the artists and producers themselves.
    • THE AUTHOR: Writer and photographer Beth Lesser has been documenting and writing about Jamaican music since 1980. This is the definitive document of the scene.



    LOOKING FOR LENIN
    FUEL Publishing
    ISBN 9780993191176
    US $32.50
      CDN $42.50
    PUB DATE 6/27/2017

    Photography: Documentary
    Photography: Political
    Photography: Travel/Place/Urban

    Hbk, 8 x 6.5 in. / 176 pgs / 90 color.

    What happened to Lenin?

    • In 1991 there were 5500 of statues of Lenin in the Ukraine, today there are none left on public display.
    • Color photographs document what remains of these Lenin statues throughout the Ukraine.
    • Included with the photographs are statements from Ukrainians on how they see their country's past and future.
    • Works both as HISTORY and also as HUMOR just as Fuel's prior books: SOVIET BUS STOPS and CCCP COOKBOOK did.
    • Niels Ackermann is a Swedish photographer living in Kiev Ukraine. His photographs have appeared in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
    • Sebastien Gobert is a French Journalist based in the Ukraine. He is a correspondent for various media including: Liberation, Radio France Internationale. Myroslava Hartmond is Research Associate at the University of Oxford. Damon Murray and Stephen Sorrell are British graphic designers and the publishers of the best-selling Fuel imprint. They have published books on Soviet culture since 2004 with the release of the first Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopedia.



    SOVIET BUS STOPS
    FUEL Publishing
    ISBN 9780993191183
    US $32.50
      CDN $42.50
    PUB DATE 9/26/2017

    Photography: Travel/Place/Urban

    Hbk, 8 x 6.5 in. / 192 pgs / 160 color.

    Even More Strange Soviet Bus Stops

    • Soviet Bus Stops, 9780993191107 was published in 2015 to enormous success. Now Fuel is back with a second volume
    • Even stranger bus stops in the remotest areas of Georgia and Ukraine, as well as within Russia itself. Herwig covers more than 9,000 miles from coast to coast across the largest country in the world.
    • Fuel is following the model of successful mutli volume series Russian Criminal Tattoos. Russia is sure to be in the news for the foreseeable future.
    • THE PHOTOGRAPHER: Christopher Herwig is a Canadian born photographer and videographer. Currently based in Jordan -- he is the author of SOVIET BUS STOPS
    • ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Owen Hatherley is a British writer whose work appears regularly in Architectural Review. He is author of A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain (Verso, 2010),) and Landscapes of Communism (Penguin 2015)



    HOLIDAYS IN SOVIET SANATORIUMS
    FUEL Publishing
    ISBN 9780993191190
    US $32.50
      CDN $42.50
    PUB DATE 10/24/2017

    Photography: Photojournalism
    Photography: Travel/Place/Urban

    Hbk, 8 x 6.5 in. / 192 pgs / 200 color.

    From the creators of Soviet Bus Stops and the CCCP Cookbook comes this fun and quirky look at the strange ways of relaxation in the USSR.

    • Part spa and part medical institution, Soviet Sanatoriums were originally built in the 1920s for workers' holidays, courtesy of a state-funded voucher system. At their peak they were visited by millions of citizens across the USSR every year. From Armenia to Uzbekistan, and from crude-oil baths to radon water douches to stints in underground salt caves, these sanatorium are one of the stranger aspects of Soviet culture.
    • PROMOTION: Already an online sensation because its Kickstarter origins, this will receive the usual viral treatment across the web thanks to FUEL's huge international fan base.
    • ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Maryam Omidi has written for The Guardian, the Wall Street Journal Europe and Reuters. She was the Features Editor of The Calvert Journal, 2013-2015, an award-winning online magazine dedicated to contemporary art and culture in the New East.
    • THE PUBLISHERS & EDITORS: Damon Murray and Stephen Sorrell's imprint Fuel has been publishing books on Soviet culture since 2004 from the Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia to Soviet Bus Stops.



    THE FUTURE OF PUBLIC SPACE
    Metropolis Books
    ISBN 9781942884163
    US $17.95
      CDN $23.95
    PUB DATE 12/26/2017

    Architecture: Theory
    Architecture: Urban planning

    Pbk, 4.25 x 7 in. / 144 pgs.

    Short but intellectually invigorating reads on the conflicted subject of public space in an increasingly privatized world

    • Writers tackle what "public" space will mean in our future from LITERARY, HISTORICAL and TECHNOLOGICAL angles. * Fiction from sci-fi writer China Mieville. * Journalistic writing about The West from Rachel Monroe, the politics of Public Art from Ben Davis, about Tokyo by Christopher DeWolf, and about NEVADA's Red Rock Desert from Terry Tempest Williams. * Jaron Lanier meditates on the Internet as a way to reimagine our ideas of Public Space
    • ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS: Ben Davis is currently the National Art Critic for artnet News, he garnered attention for his manifesto Theses on Art and Class. Chrisopher DeWolf is author of upcoming title Borrowed Spaces: Life Btwn the Cracks of Modern Hong Kong from Penguin. Jaron Lanier is a hugely popular computer theorist and a pioneer of virtual reality, author of Who Owns the Future? (2013) and You Are Not a Gadget (2010). Justin McGuirk is the chief curator at the Design Museum in Moscow. China Tom Mieville is the English fantasy fiction author of Perdido Street Station (2000) and The City & the City (2009). Terry Tempest Williams is the Provostial Scholar at Dartmouth College and author of When Women Were Birds (2012).
    • ABOUT THE SERIES: The second book in the SOM series presenting contemporary architectural ideas to a general audience. The series features writers who are experts in their field, many with sizable followings beyond the world of architecture. THE FUTURE OF THE SKYSCRAPER (9781938922787).



    FRANCIS KéRé: RADICALLY SIMPLE
    Hatje Cantz
    ISBN 9783775742177
    US $49.95
      CDN $64.95
    PUB DATE 4/25/2017

    African Art & Culture
    Architecture: Monographs

    Hbk, 9.5 x 11 in. / 208 pgs / 120 color.

    The first monograph on the award-winning African architect Francis Kere

    • THE ARCHITECT: Born in the village of Gando in Burkina Faso, Francis Kere was the first child in his village to be sent to school. He is now is an award-winning architect based in Berlin, Germany. He has designed projects in Burkina Faso, Mali, Yemen and China, including the construction of a number of school buildings the village of his birth. He is known for combining traditional African building techniques and materials, most notably clay, with modern engineering methods. He is a tenured professor at Harvard University.
    • ABOUT THE BOOK: This is the first monograph on his work with focus on the schools and municipal buildings he has built in Burkina Faso.
    • EXHIBITIONS: Kere has been selected for the prestigious commission for the Serpentine Pavillion in 2017. The Architecture of Francis Kere: Building with Community was on view at Philadelphia Museum of Art May 14, 2016 - September 25, 2016; He designed lounge area for Chicago Architecture Biennial 2015; He is the architect for the headquarters of the Mama Sarah Obama Foundation in Kogelo, Kenya, an organization established by the grandmother of President Barack Obama.



    RE–USA: 20 AMERICAN STORIES OF ADAPTIVE REUSE
    JOVIS
    ISBN 9783868594737
    US $35.00
      CDN $45.00
    PUB DATE 10/24/2017

    Sustainability
    Architecture: Guides
    Architecture: Sustainability
    Architecture: Theory
    Architecture: Urban planning

    Pbk, 5.5 x 8 in. / 240 pgs / 230 color / 50 b&w.

    A toolkit for architecture "adaptive reuse" featuring 20 American success stories showing how existing buildings can be re-purposed

    • WHAT IS ADAPTIVE RE-USE? All over in the world, industrial infrastructure is being creatively repurposed. Culture, leisure, sport, research, education, design, services, production, residences, and even agriculture are bringing life back to abandoned factories. This process is called adaptive reuse.
    • American Success Stories: Philadelphia PA: Navy Yard (headquarters of URBAN OUTFITTERS and ANTHROPOLOGIE are featured); Onion Flats in Fishtown: a former industrial Factory has been re-conceptualized as a residential garden community. Pittsburgh PA: Ohiopyle; Monongahela, Bakery Square is a new mixed-use development located in the East End neighborhood of Pittsburgh, built out of the existing site of the historic Nabisco Factory; Penn Street; Keystone Commons; Washington, DC: Union Market: re-development of the train station into food market with a host of artisans. New York's High Line: the successful transformation of abandoned elevated railraod tracks into an urban park; Detroit: Shinola headquarters and watch factory in the Alfred A. Taubman Building, a former automotive research lab; Chicago: The Plant, an urban farm and community space in an abandoned pork processing facility.
    • ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Matteo Robiglio (1966), Architect, PhD, is a professor of architecture inTorino. Italy Donald A. Carter is the Director of the Remaking Cities Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.



    SPACE COLONIES
    Spector Books
    ISBN 9783959051217
    US $15.00
      CDN $19.95
    PUB DATE 8/22/2017

    Art: Artist's Books

    Pbk, 4.25 x 6 in. / 160 pgs / 83 b&w.

    A very funny (but loving) spoof of 1960s and 1970s eco-utopianism (think Whole Earth Catalog by Stewart Brand) from Spector publishers

    • A gift book for anyone who loved The Moon or Hippie Modernism. It's a very funny and accessible visual essay that assembles historical, present-day, and speculative material, combined with fictional and factual stories to create a loving spoof of 1960s and 1970s eco-utopianism.
    • ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Author Fabian Reimann had a great success with his Another Earth Catalog published in 2012 with Spector, which was an take off on Whole Earth Catalog by Stewart Brand. This new book again returns to Stewart Brand, this time his publications on the topic of colonizing space. He is also a artist working in Leipzig and editor of the "ego-zine" Freeman's Journal (since 2004).
    • PROMOTION, PRESS: Beloved on Social media.



    FABIAN REIMANN: ANOTHER EARTH CATALOG
    Spector Books
    ISBN 9783940064646
    US $17.00
      CDN $22.00
    PUB DATE 9/1/2013


    Pbk, 4.25 x 6 in. / 192 pgs / 171 color.

    A mini treat to delight cyber hippies, eco warriors and assorted fans of 1960s alternative “bible” The Whole Earth Catalog

    • ABOUT THE BOOK: A contemporary riff on the Whole Earth Catalog by Stewart Brand Artist Reimann constructs this compact compendium as both a nostalgic time machine and a trip to the future from 1969.
    • Includes both vintage and new imagery in a pocket sized format priced at $15.
    • Originally published in 2013, this is a BACKLIST BESTSELLER from Spector Books .


    FOUR TIMES THROUGH THE LABYRINTH
    Spector Books/Rollo Press
    ISBN 9783944669038
    US $19.00
      CDN $25.00
    PUB DATE 12/1/2013


    Hbk, 5 x 7.5 in. / 320 pgs / 200 b&w.

    A playful yet informative exploration of the Labyrinth from the hiding place of the minotaur to the floorplans of IKEA stores

    • ABOUT THE BOOK: A charming and erudite meander through the history of the Labyrinth from Renaissance gardens to the Las Vegas strip, video games to the structure of the inner ear
    • Formatted as a paperback reader with illustrations and pithy text on each page – you can enter the book at any point. Only $19.95!
    • Originally published in 2010, this is a BACKLIST BESTSELLER from Spector Books .


    MEMORIES OF THE MOON AGE
    Spector Books
    ISBN 9783959050050
    US $22.00
      CDN $29.95
    PUB DATE 10/1/2015


    Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 260 pgs / illustrated throughout.

    This little book traces the visual & cultural history of lunar exploration past present and future

    • A compact and fun history of travel to the moon in art, culture, and literature --from antiquity to the aesthetics of Stanley Kubrick --through different fields including science, literature, and pop culture.
    • The book begins with Ptolemy's early calculations of the distance to the moon, through fictional travels to the moon by the likes of Jules Verne, and J.G. Ballard From NASA's preparation for the Apollo moon landing to lunar travel by Virgin Galactic.
    • It’s a 310 page paperback illustrated reader AFFORDABLY priced at $22.
    • Originally published in 2015,this is a BACKLIST BESTSELLER from Spector Books


    VINCENT SARDON: THE STAMPOGRAPHER
    Siglio
    ISBN 9781938221163
    US $32.50
      CDN $47.50
    PUB DATE 11/21/2017

    Art: Collage & Assemblage

    Hbk, 7.75 x 10.5 in. / 108 pgs / 200 color.

    A counter-culture book of the highest order. Great fun! Subversive, funny, biting art made from RUBBER stamps out of a little shop in Paris.

    • ABOUT THE ARTIST: Vincent Sardon is a radically independent artist who began his career as political cartoonist for the left-wing Liberation, then, disillusioned, he set out on his own to make rubber stamps. He has an ardent cult following in France where a book about him Le Tampographe, is now in its third printing. A good comparison for him would be the US author/humorist/ cartoonist David Rees (Get YOur War On , How to Sharpen Pencil). He is the right artist for ATLAS OBSCURA crowd.
    • ABOUT THE BOOK: Some of it is word based (I don't give a Fuck, PIss Off) and many have intricate drawings -- naked gay cowboys, the middle finger, skeletons, and dragon flies. He even has "publisher stamps" with manuscript rejections and publisher correspondence ("We are pleased to announce that we will be publishing your autobiography, however your life will be as a shitty as ever.") This is a book for our times, funny and raunchy, it's also a visual delight. Who doesn't want a stamp right now that says,"Shut the Fuck Up"? Trump has a cameo on a page of stamped images of Dictators and Despots. A lefty political gift book for people who loved "We Go to the Gallery"
    • PRESS & PROMO: Working with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy on book-related event(s) and a pop-up exhibition. Launch at NY Artsist Book Fair. Sardon has strong social media presence: 60,000 followers on Facebook. Plus, Sardon produces videos that will be used in promotion. BEA giveaway of the publisher stamps on small cards.



    LETTERS TO A YOUNG PAINTER
    David Zwirner Books
    ISBN 9781941701645
    US $12.95
      CDN $16.95
    PUB DATE 11/21/2017

    Academic Course AdoptionLetters

    Pbk, 4.25 x 7 in. / 64 pgs.

    Rainer Maria Rilke's letters to the boy who grew up to become the painter Balthus -- a charming, slim volume of advice to a young artist

    • Rainer Maria Rilke's last lover was the mother of Balthus, the French-Polish painter known for his erotically-charged images of pubescent girls. Over the years, Rilke wrote letters to the young Balthus, mainly on his birthdays. Although short excerpts of the letters appear in Rilke's collected writings, they have never been given their publishing due. In addition to the 8 letters, the book contains the essay Rilke wrote for Balthus' first artist's book. The title - Letters to a Young Painter - riffs on Rilke's well-known Letters to a Young Poet.
    • PROMO: We are mailing of advance copies of Rilke and other EKPHRASIS titles to key independent bookstores in early summer. Expect review coverage in both art and literary press.
    • ABOUT THE SERIES: "Ekphrasis," originally from the Ancient Greek, is the graphic, often dramatic description of a visual work of art. The Ekphrasis reader series, published by David Zwirner Books, launched with Paul Gauguin: Ramblings of a Wannabe Painter, Chardin and Rembrandt By Marcel Proust, Degas and His Model, and Pissing Figures. These low-priced, small-format readers can be sold as smart cash wrap items, into art sections or in literary sections. They have done well in both literary indies and traditional museum shops like the Frick.
    • ABOUT THE TRANSLATOR AND ESSAYIST: Damion Searls has translated 30 titles, including The Inner Sky: Poems, Notes, Dreams, a selection of writings by Rainer Maria Rilke. Rachel Corbett is the editor-in-chief of Modern Painters and the author of You Must Change Your Life: The Story of Rainer Maria Rilke and Auguste Rodin (2016, W.W. Norton).



    SUMMONING PEARL HARBOR
    David Zwirner Books
    ISBN 9781941701652
    US $12.95
      CDN $16.95
    PUB DATE 11/21/2017

    Academic Course Adoption
    Photography
    Literature: Nonfiction

    Pbk, 4.25 x 7 in. / 96 pgs / 12 color.

    An elegant and profound meditation on memory, history, photography, war, and cultural difference that circles around the story of a World War II photo album

    • ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Alexander Nemerov (born 1963) is a Professor of Art and Art History at Stanford University. Prior to joining Stanford, he was a Professor of Art History and American Studies at Yale. His writing often analyzes fiction and poetry alongside photography. His father was the poet Howard Nemerov, his aunt the photographer Diane Nemerov Arbus.
    • ABOUT THE BOOK: Nemerov writes lyrically about memory and remembering based on a photo album belonging to a Japanese Kamikaze pilot from World War II. The 40 Photographs from the album will be reproduced. A historical moment unpacked. Nemerov is the author of Wartime Kiss: Visions of the Moment in the 1940s. This photo album was found by Nermerov in researching that book. The Japanese Fighter pilot, to whom the photo album belongs, now lives in Northern California.
    • PROMO: Expect review coverage in literary and book trade as well as photography magazines. Nemerov often travels to lecture. Can be shelved as Photo Essay but also as WWII History.



    DREAMS
    Bierke
    ISBN 9783981337075
    US $12.95
      CDN $16.95
    PUB DATE 12/26/2017

    Academic Course AdoptionLiterature: Nonfiction

    Pbk, 4.25 x 7 in. / 162 pgs.

    Walter Benjamin's reflections on dreaming -- together with chronicles of his own dreams -- collected for the first time

    • Walter Benjamin's theoretical analysis of dreams published for the first time in a single volume along with a comprehensive and chronological collection of his transcriptions of his own dreams. This will be a deeply personal read from Benjamin's perspective as well as an eye-opening exploration of his larger beliefs on the cultural / political implication of the dream during the early half of the 20th century.
    • The cover image is a cut out of the wonderful color seals which Benjamin developed himself as a visual reference notation register to transfer passages from his various notebooks to the main body of his famous ARCADE project.
    • ABOUT THE ARTIST: Walter Benjamin (1892 - 1940) was a German Jewish philosopher, cultural critic and essayist. His best known works are the essays "The Task of the Translator" (1923), "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction" (1936), and "Theses on the Philosophy of History" (1940). His final, mythic, incomplete project was the Passagenwerk (Arcades Project, 1927-40) about Parisian city life in the 19th century.
    • PLACEMENT: A beautifully designed art / literary crossover title that can be shelved with literary memoir or dream psychology.
    • RELATED EXHIBITION: "The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin", The Jewish Museum, March 17 - August 6, 2017.



    TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD
    David Zwirner Books
    ISBN 9781941701379
    US $29.95
      CDN $37.50
    PUB DATE 11/21/2017

    Academic Course Adoption
    Writings: Artist's writings
    Regional Interest: US Brooklyn

    Pbk, 5.5 x 9 in. / 648 pgs / 55 color.

    A chunky 600-page anthology of highly-readable interviews with 60 artists from the Brooklyn Rail.

    • Includes Vito Acconci, Ai Weiwei, Lynda Benglis, Chris Burden, Vija Celmins, Francesco Clemente, Bruce Conner, Latoya Ruby Frazier, Coco Fusco, Robert Gober, Leon Golub, Sheila Hicks, Roni Horn, David Hockney, Alfredo Jaar, Alex Katz, William Kentridge, Brice Marden, Chris Martin, Jonas Mekas, Shirin Neshat, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Martin Puryear, Walid Raad, Dorothea Rockburne, Dana Schutz, Richard Serra, Shahzia Sikander, Nancy Spero, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Sarah Sze, Rirkrit Tiravanija, James Turrell, Richard Tuttle, Luc Tuymans, Kara Walker, Jack Whitten, and Lisa Yuskavage.
    • A portrait of each artist by Phong Bui (Co-Founder and Artistic Director of The Brooklyn Rail) accompanies the interview.
    • ABOUT BROOKLYN RAIL: Founded in 2000 and published 10 times annually, the journal features arts, culture, and politics Originally conceived to be read on L Train betwen Brooklyn and Manhattan - hence the name. The Brooklyn Rail is distributed in galleries, universities, museums, and bookstores throughout NYC.
    • PROMOTION: Brooklyn Rail is very well known in art world - very active with events programming, social media and outreach to their subscriber base. Plus press promotion by David Zwirner Books.
    • ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Brooklyn Rail founder, Phong Bui was named one of the "100 Most Influential People in Brooklyn Culture" by Brooklyn Magazine, The New York Observer called him a "ringmaster" of the "Kings County art world." He lives Greenpoint, Brooklyn.



    JONAS MEKAS: SCRAPBOOK OF THE SIXTIES
    Spector Books
    ISBN 9783959050333
    US $35.00
      CDN $45.00
    PUB DATE 2/1/2015


    Pbk, 6.5 x 8.5 in. / 450 pgs / 88 color / 130 b&w.

    "There’s a live-wire spontaneity to Mekas’s writing, an excitement sparked by his sense of beauty, by his sheer pleasure in cinematic imagination, and it’s connected to a soulful sense of inwardness and empathy. --The New Yorker

    • ABOUT THE ARTIST: Jonas Mekas (b. 1922, Lithuania) is the quintessential New York downtown artist. Often called the Godfather of American avant-garde cinema, he co-founded of the Anthology Film Archives, the premiere repository of avant-garde film. He continues to make film diaries well into his nineties, and grows more and more famous with his age.
    • ABOUT THE BOOK: Staring in 1958 Mekas wrote a weekly column called Movie Journal for the Village Voice. This book brings together published and unpublished texts from this column and up through to 2010. The book includes interviews with Judith Malina & Julian Beck (The Living Theatre), Pier Paolo Pasolini, Richard Foreman, Susan Sontag, Hermann Nitsch, Peter Kubelka, Nam June Paik, John Lennon & Yoko Ono.


    I HAD NOWHERE TO GO
    Spector Books
    ISBN 9783959051460
    US $25.00
      CDN $32.50
    PUB DATE 8/22/2017

    Film & Video
    Literature: Biography

    Pbk, 5.5 x 8.5 in. / 480 pgs / 37 b&w.

    Now in his 90s, Jonas Mekas -- filmmaker, writer, and poet -- collaborated with Salvador Dali, Allen Ginsberg, Andy Warhol and Nico. This book is a reprint of his memoir of his early years, chronicling his experiences in a Nazi camp through to his first years as a young immigrant in New York City

    • ABOUT THE ARTIST: Jonas Mekas (b. 1922, Lithuania) is the quintessential New York downtown artist. Often called the Godfather of American avant-garde cinema, he co-founded of the Anthology Film Archives, the premiere repository of avant-garde film. He continues to make film diaries well into his nineties, and grows more and more famous with his age.
    • ABOUT THE BOOK: A REPRINT of the 1991, Black Thistle Press Edition. Coming off the recent success of Mekas' Scrapbook of the Sixties (2015), this reprint will be a welcome addition to the biography table at independent bookstores. This book - Mekas's memoir -tells the story of his early life, before he became the Jonas Mekas who we now revere. This is a first hand account of the life of Jonas Mekas as a Displaced Person: it chronicles his experiences in a Nazi Forced Labor camp; five years in Displaced Persons camps; and his first years as a young Lithuanian immigrant in New York City. The memoir was developed into a documentary by artist Douglas Gordon in 2016.
    • PROMOTION: Jonas Mekas is invited at the documenta 14 in Athens 04/06/2017 and in Kassel 06/09/2017. Mekas is revered and is available to do events in the US and had a very successful book launch of the Scrapbook of the Sixties at McNally Jackson in NY.



    ART AND CHINA AFTER 1989: THEATER OF THE WORLD
    Guggenheim Museum Publications
    ISBN 9780892075287
    US $75.00
      CDN $95.00
    PUB DATE 11/21/2017

    Asian Art & Culture
    Art: Japanese
    Art: Performance Art
    Art: Political

    Hbk, 9.5 x 11.5 in. / 324 pgs / 225 color / 50 b&w.

    The Guggenheim's landmark survey of contemporary Chinese Art -- the largest exhibition ever mounted in the US

    • The book begins in 1989 with the close of the cold War and ends in 2008 the year of the Beijing Olympics (where both Ai Wei Wei and were part of the artistic team working on the ceremonies). The book presents contemporary art in China art in the context of the end of the Cold War, the spread of globalization, and the rise of China. It shows how Chinese artists have been both agents and skeptics of China's growth as a world power and Includes over 70 artists and collectives. The best-known artists in the book are Ai Weiwei, Cai Guo-Qiang, Cao Fei, Chen Zhen, Rem Koolhaas/OMA, Liu Wei, Liu Xiaodong, Song Dong, Wang Guangyi, Wang Jianwei, Xu Bing, Zeng Fanzhi, Zhang Peili, and Zhao Gang. The artwork spans media, film, video, ink, installation, Land art, performance, as well as painting and photography.
    • PROMO: This is the LARGEST exhibition of contemporary Chinese art ever mounted in the US. It opens at the Guggenheim in Fall 2017 and travels to SFMOMA in Fall 2018 (after going to Guggenheim Biblbao). Expect press coverage in New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker as well as in the art press: ARTFORUM, Hperallergic, Art & Auction, and others.
    • ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Alexandra Munroe is Senior Curator, Asian Art, at the Guggenheim. Philip Tinari is Director of the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing. He has previously worked as China representative for Art Basel and contributing editor to Artforum. Hou Hanru is Artistic Director of MAXXI, National Museum of the 21st Century Arts, Rome. He was director of exhibitions and public programs at the San Francisco Art Institute from 2006-12.
    • WEST COAST INTEREST: Show travels to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in Fall 2018.



    CLUB 57: FILM, PERFORMANCE, AND ART IN THE EAST VILLAGE, 1978–1983
    The Museum of Modern Art
    ISBN 9781633450301
    US $40.00
      CDN $52.50
    PUB DATE 10/24/2017

    Film & Video
    Gay / Lesbian
    Music
    Art: Film & Video
    Art: Performance Art
    Regional Interest: US New York City

    Hbk, 9 x 10.5 in. / 176 pgs / 225 color.

    Jam packed with images ranging from paintings and performance to club flyers and nightlife photos, this is the roller-coaster story of the late 1970s - early 1980s New York City East Village club, film, music and art scenes as told through the history of Club 57 on St. Marks Place.

    • ABOUT THE NIGHTCLUB: Club 57 was a nightclub located at 57 St. Mark's Place in the East Village, New York City during the late 1970s and early 1980s. It was founded by Stanley Zbigniew Strychacki. It was a hangout and venue for performance- and visual-artists and musicians. Keith Haring had his first New York show at Club 57; Guest DJs included Johnny Dynell and Afrika Bambaataa; Club 57 hosted movies, Drag Queens, Punk Rock shows, art exhibitions, fashion shows, poetry readings, new wave bands, no wave cinema, and performance art. Performers and artists include: Madonna, Kenny Scharf, Jean Michel Basquiat, Klaus Nomi, Joey Arias, John Sex, John Ahearn, Divine, Taboo!, John Epperson (Lypsinka), Tseng Kwong Chi, Kitty Brophy, Fab Five Freddy, Cookie Mueller, Steve Buschemi, The Fleshtones, and B52s. Theme Nights included: Monster Movie Club.
    • ABOUT THE BOOK: Curators at MOMA researched every single event at the club for 4 years - 1978-1983. Includes a day-by-day chronological timeline of club events, illustrated with club flyers, film stills, posters, photos, and artworks. The Book starts with high manic energy but ends with AIDS and gentrification. Can be shelved in CULTURAL history, MUSIC, FILM, or ART.
    • PRESS & PROMO: Exhibition at MOMA opens October 2017 through April 2018
    • ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Ron Magliozzi, Sophie Cavulacos, Laura Hoptman, Lucy Gallun are MOMA curators. J. Hoberman, is an American film critic, who worked at The Village Voice from the 1970s to 2012. He is the author of Film After Film: (Or, What Became of 21st Century Cinema?) (Verso). Jenny Schlenzka is Director of Performance Space 122. Ann Magnuson, Performance artist, is writer now based in LA; she was the manager of Club 57 from 1979-1989.
    • QUOTE: Ann Magnuson describes Club 57 as a place for "pointy-toed hipsters, girls in rockabilly petticoats, spandex pants, and thrift-store stiletto heels...suburban refugees who had run away from home to find a new family...who liked the things we liked--Devo, Duchamp, and William S. Burroughs--and (more important) hated the things we hated--disco, Diane von Furstenberg, and The Waltons."



    THE JEWELRY OF IDEAS
    Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
    ISBN 9781942303183
    US $40.00
      CDN $52.50
    PUB DATE 12/26/2017

    Design: Jewelry
    Glass
    Ceramics

    Hbk, 7 x 9 in. / 176 pgs / 225 color.

    Superb " Studio Art" jewelry from the past two decades, on view at Cooper Hewitt Design Museum

    • ABOUT THE BOOK: Art Jewelry from the last 20 years, book has big plate section with detailed photos of the pieces - necklaces, rings and brooches. Book is printed in 5 colors throughout -- affordably priced at $40
    • ABOUT THE COLLECTOR: New York based Susan Grant Levin is owner and founder of the a public relations agency bearing her name. Clients include Stephen Holl Architects, Design Trust for Public Space, and Van Alen Institute. She was an editor at House Beautiful.
    • A book about Levin's collection was published in 1994 with Abrams One of a Kind: American Art Jewelry Today) now OP.
    • ABOUT PROMO: Exhibition of this jewelry will be on view at Cooper Hewitt Design Museum this Fall.
    • ABOUT AUTHORS Ursula Ilse-Neuman is Curator Emerita at the Museum of Arts and Design( MAD) New York.


    AUTOMATA
    Editions Xavier Barral
    ISBN 9782365111348
    US $69.95
      CDN $90.00
    PUB DATE 5/23/2017

    Antiques Collectibles
    Culture: Pop Culture

    Hbk, 7.75 x 10.25 in. / 320 pgs / 160 color.

    An exquisite treasure chest of a book devoted to automata and clock making through the centuries

    • Clocks, watches and other decorative mechanical devices - wondrous objects that are at once scientific and magical. It starts with Ancient sundials and ends with contemporary watches. In addition to photographs, the book includes numerous etchings, manuscripts, and old documents.
    • Exceptional book production: multiple high-end paper stocks, perfect classical typography, lavish color reproductions.
    • Works as a gentleman's gift, but will also appeal to fans of historical curios; it will enchant the same audience as Ricky Jay's Matthias Buchinger: The Greatest German Living (Siglio) or Cabinet of Wonder (Abrams)
    • ABOUT AUTHOR: Nicholas Foulkes, British journalist is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair, Financial Times, and The Rake. He is an internationally recognized authority on luxury travel, material culture, timepieces and the arts.
    • PROMO: Foulkes published Patek Philippe (Random House UK 9781848094628 $325) in January 2017. Major promotion in the jewelry and watch world.
    • LIMITED STOCK - only 500 copies available.



    JANE AUSTEN AND HER WORLD
    National Portrait Gallery
    ISBN 9781855147010
    US $19.95
      CDN $25.95
    PUB DATE 9/26/2017

    Literature: Biography

    Pbk, 5.5 x 7.75 in. / 120 pgs / 52 color.

    A small illustrated biography of Jane Austen from the National Portrait Gallery, London -- including the one known portrait of the beloved novelist

    • ABOUT THE BOOK: An illustrated biography of late 18th c. British writer, Jane Austen in the National Portrait Gallery's Companions series of compact, fully illustrated, (works from London's National Portrait Gallery's collection) historical guides to literary and artistic personalities.
    • ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Written by Josephine Ross, also authored Jane Austen's Guide to Good Manners (Bloomsbury, 2006).



    THE PUNISHMENTS OF HELL
    Atlas Press
    ISBN 9780993148736
    US $13.50
      CDN $17.00
    PUB DATE 10/24/2017

    Academic Course AdoptionLiterature: Fiction

    Pbk, 5.75 x 6.75 in. / 160 pgs.

    Written in early 1922, this is the first prose work by Surrealist poet and exemplary practitioner of automatic writing, Robert Desnos

    • DESNOS was a writer aligned with both Paris DADA and SURREALIST groups and author of Mourning for Mourning and Liberty or Love
    • BOOK is prose format story--wherein Desnos contemporaries like Andre BRETON, Louis ARAGON, Benjamin PERET, among others, make appearances


    MADEMOISELLE BAMBů
    Wakefield Press
    ISBN 9781939663252
    US $22.95
      CDN $29.95
    PUB DATE 1/23/2018

    Literature: Fiction

    Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 240 pgs / 67 b&w.

    French novelist Pierre Mac Orlan's 1930s take on the spy novel, set in Hamburg, London, Palermo, Brest and elsewhere during the 1920s and 1930s.

    • ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Pierre Mac Orlan was a French novelist and songwriter. His novel Quai des Brumes was the source for Marcel Carne's 1938 film. He was also a prolific writer of chansons, many of which were popularized by singers such as Juliette Greco. Little-translated into English, he was a huge influence on a generation of French authors, most famously on Boris Vian and Guy Debord. Artaud described him as "the prophet of adventure." Berenice Abbott also counted him as a "huge influence."
    • ABOUT THE BOOK: It tells the tales of three secret agents. It is profusely illustrated with the same drawings by 1940s-50s French caricaturist Gus Bofa that were in the French edition. Wakefield's previous Mac Orlan title, Handbook for the Perfect Adventurer, has been a steady seller at independents. Wakefield Press is making a project of translating Mac Orlan (as with Paul Scheerbart and Marcel Schwob) and there will be more Mac Orlan in future seasons.



    HASHISH
    Wakefield Press
    ISBN 9781939663313
    US $15.95
      CDN $19.95
    PUB DATE 1/23/2018

    Academic Course AdoptionLiterature: Fiction

    Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 184 pgs / 13 b&w.

    A collection of interwoven tales of Satanism, eroticism, sadism, cannibalism, necrophilia, death.

    • THE AUTHOR: Schmidtz ( 1873-1931) was German writer and dandy whose book Hashish helped inaugurate the German decadent/fantastical tradition. Brother-in-law of Alfred Kubin, lover of Baroness Elsa von Freytag Loringhoven, friend of Stefan Zweig. No other books in English.
    • THE BOOK: a classic of German Decadant literature, Your basic Decadence. Includes reproductions of the cover and the 12 drawings by Alfred Kubin from the second German edition of 1913.
    • QUOTE: 'Polite writers are often chaste in life. Every perversity has one seductive basic idea. Each is a symbol of this idea. From cunnilingus to coprophagy: it's the idea of indulging oneself completely.''Oscar A. H. Schmitz


    THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE TOWER OF BABEL
    Wakefield Press
    ISBN 9781939663320
    US $14.95
      CDN $19.95
    PUB DATE 11/21/2017

    Academic Course AdoptionWritings: Art
    Writings: Art Theory
    Writings: Cultural Theory
    Writings: Political Theory

    Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 88 pgs / 1 color / 4 b&w.

    An engineer by trade, Benet brings his knowledge of building construction to bear on Painter Jan Bruegel's creation, examining the archways, pillars, windows, and the painter's meticulously depicted chaos

    • THE AUTHOR: Juan Benet ( 1927-1993) a Spanish Avant Garde writer much admired in Europe but little translated into English. On the author's death, The New York Times ran an obituary for him, comparing his stature in Spain to that of William Faulkner in the United States, James Joyce in Ireland, and Marcel Proust in France.
    • THE BOOK: two essays, the first a meditation on Bruegel's famous painting of the Tower of Babel (the first painting in European art to feature a building as a protagonist) and the second an essay on "the dual nature of the spy."
    • This is the first translation of the book into English. Book will include a foldout reproduction of the painting in question for reader's reference.
    • QUOTE: Even when overcome by the recollection of other more troubling and dramatic paintings, what visitor to the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna can forget the impression produced by Brueghel's Construction of the Tower of Babel?


    ODD JOBS
    Wakefield Press
    ISBN 9781939663290
    US $11.95
      CDN $15.00
    PUB DATE 11/21/2017

    Gay / Lesbian
    Literature: Fiction

    Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 64 pgs.

    Duvert assaults parenthood, priesthood, and neighborhood in this mock handbook to suburban living: Leave it to Beaver as written by William Burroughs.

    • THE AUTHOR: a cult favorite among American transgressive novelists such as Dennis Cooper, and championed by Roland Barthes, Tony Duvert was the enfant terrible of 60s-70s French literature. Through Barthes, he achieved public recognition in 1973 with his novel Strange Landscape. Semiotexte has recently reintroduced him into English. He was extremely controversial because of his advocacy of pedophilia. Could be compared to Michel Houllebecq or Dennis Cooper
    • THE BOOK: set in an imaginary French suburb, it describes, in 23 short satirical texts, a series of horrible jobs: 'The Snot-Remover,' 'The Wiper,' 'The Skinner' etc. Never before translated into English-- a truly savage and shocking satire.


    DISTRICT
    Wakefield Press
    ISBN 9781939663306
    US $11.95
      CDN $15.00
    PUB DATE 11/21/2017

    Gay / Lesbian
    Literature: Fiction

    Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 56 pgs.

    An outcast's tour of city life'from construction site to metro, from bar to brothel

    • THE AUTHOR: a cult favorite among American transgressive novelists such as Dennis Cooper, and championed by Roland Barthes, Tony Duvert ( 1945-2008) was the enfant terrible of 60s-70s French literature. Through Barthes, he achieved public recognition in 1973 with his novel Strange Landscape. Semiotexte has recently reintroduced him into English. He was extremely controversial because of his advocacy of pedophilia. Could be compared to Michel Houllebecq or Dennis Cooper
    • THE BOOK 10 vignettes of the sad, sordid, and sinister aspects to a section of an unnamed French city. One of Duvert's last books, never before translated into English.


    CITY OF THE FUTURE
    Kaya Press
    ISBN 9781885030559
    US $17.95
      CDN $23.95
    PUB DATE 2/27/2018

    Asian American Art & Culture
    Literature: Poetry
    Regional Interest: US California

    Pbk, 5.25 x 8 in. / 188 pgs / 15 b&w.

    21 years after Sesshu Foster's City Terrace Field Manual comes this new collection of poems which take on gentrification, modernization and globalization, as told from the same corner of Los Angles.

    • ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sesshu Foster (b. 1957) was born and raised in East Los Angeles. He earned his MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop He's a working-class writer, writer of color, and writer for his community:Literary California, mixed with Beat, Asian American and Latino influences.
    • ABOUT THE BOOK: Poems that were written on postcards--political Chicano and Asian Am/East LA . This is his first collection of poetry since his award-winning World Ball Notebook (City Lights Books 2009).
    • PRESS & PROMO: Foster will have several events in and around Los Angeles and San Diego, and will also do events in New York City and Washington D.C. and will work with some special spaces like the NYU A/P/A Center and UCLA's Asian American Center to provide Foster with venues for multimedia presentations of his work.


    FAREWELL, CIRCUS
    Kaya Press
    ISBN 9781885030580
    US $18.95
      CDN $24.95
    PUB DATE 6/26/2018

    Asian Art & Culture
    Literature: Fiction

    Pbk, 5.25 x 7.5 in. / 240 pgs.

    Farewell, Circus takes us into the rarely portrayed underworld of foreign picture brides in South Korea.

    • ABOUT THE ARTIST: Woon-Young Cheon (b. 1971, Seoul South Korea based), is the award-winning author of four novels and two volumes of short stories. Farewell, Circus is her first work to be translated and published in English.
    • ABOUT THE BOOK: Novel explores the underworld of international arranged marriages in South Korea.
    • PRESS & PROMO:Kicks off new series Kaya Press is doing dedicated to Korean literature in translation. Riding on the recent success of the Korean novel The Vegetarian by Han Kang which has sparked more interest here in writings by Korean women. With funding from USC and the Korean Language Translation Institute, Kaya will be doing several events over the 2017 - 2018 in Los Angeles and New York that highlight Farewell, Circus and Korean writing in translation.


    APOLOGY MAGAZINE: NO. 5
    Apology Magazine
    ISBN 9780985932640
    US $18.00
      CDN $20.00
    PUB DATE 1/23/2018

    Journals: Art

    Pbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 200 pgs / illustrated throughout.

    Aiming to be a general-interest magazine for people whose general interests aren't general, Apology is a sophisticated alternative to sophomoric magazines and a sophomoric alternative to sophisticated magazines.

  • ABOUT MAGAZINE: A journal of fiction, literary nonfiction, photography and cultural reporting, ranging from the comedic to the arcane. Edited by former Vice editor-in-chief, Jesse Pearson.


  • CABINET 64: THE NOSE
    Cabinet
    ISBN 9781932698725
    US $12.00
      CDN $15.00
    PUB DATE 12/26/2017

    Journals: Art
    Regional Interest: US Brooklyn

    Pbk, 7.75 x 9.75 in. / 96 pgs / 70 color / 30 b&w.

    Cabinet is my kind of magazine; ferociously intelligent, ridiculously funny, absurdly innovative, rapaciously curious...Compared to it, every other magazine is a walking zombie. --Slavoj Zizek, philosopher

    • ABOUT THE MAGAZINE: Cabinet is a quarterly magazine of art and culture based in New York that shuns ordinary expectations of what is considered art or culture, high or low. Each issue focusing on a particular theme. The Nose includes the story of Sigmund Freud and his friend Wilhelm Fliess, who devised a surgical operation intended to sever the link he claimed existed between the nose and the genitals; Jennifer Greenberg on how European colonialists characterized the relationship between race and nose shape; Anthony Harley on the political history of rhinoplasty in the US


    ERNEST COLE: HOUSE OF BONDAGE
    Steidl
    ISBN 9783958293465
    US $59.95
      CDN $75.00
    PUB DATE 1/23/2018

    African Art & Culture
    Photography: B&W
    Photography: Documentary
    Photography: Photojournalism
    Photography: Political

    Clth, 8.25 x 11.5 in. / 192 pgs / 185 b&w.

    First published in the US in 1967 House of Bondage presented images from South Africa that shocked the world.

    • ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER: ERNEST COLE (b 1940) was self-taught Black South African photographer who documented the lives of Black South Africans under Apartheid in the early 1960s. Many of his photos were made clandestinely - --Spectacularly tenacious, he got into prisons by getting himself arrested, and into mining compounds, hiding his camera under sandwiches in a paper lunch bag and shooting through a tear in the bag. He left South Africa at the age of 26 -- came to NYC. He died in exile in 1990 at the age of 49 homeless of cancer- one week after Nelson Mandela was freed from prison
    • ABOUT THE BOOK: Originally published in 1967 in the US by Random House, Cole's photographs were the first glimpses of the harshness and oppression of life under apartheid in South Africa for the rest of the world. It caused a political furor in South Africa - where it was banned. This is is the first time the book is being brought back to print
    • PRAISE:"One of the frankest books ever done on South Africa." -Robert Cromie, Chicago Tribune
    • An exhibition of his work traveled in 2014 shown in US at Grey Art Gallery NYC
    • AUTHOR: Joseph LELYVALD was an American executive editor of The New York Times from 1994 to 2001, and interim executive editor in 2003 after the resignation of Howell Raines. He was the Times South African Correspondent when Cole was photographing and carried Cole's photos to NYC


    SORY SANLé: VOLTA PHOTO 1965–85
    Reel Art Press/Morton-Hill
    ISBN 9781909526525
    US $29.95
      CDN $37.50
    PUB DATE 9/26/2017

    African Art & Culture
    Photography: B&W
    Photography: Portrait
    Photography: Travel/Place/Urban

    Hbk, 8 x 9.5 in. / 80 pgs / 40 b&w.

    Sanle captured the flourishing music scene and joyful youth culture of late 1960s Burkino Faso following its independence from France.

    • THE ARTIST: Ibrahima Sory Sanl_ (b. 1943) lives and works in, Burkina Faso. He is known for the elaborate painted backdrops which he painted and then used as backgrounds for his studio portraits. Working in the tradition of MALICK SIDIBE and SEYDOU KEITA, SANLE continues the tradition of African Photographic portraiture.
    • THE BOOK: This first book on his work covers photos made from 1965 to 1985 with a focus on portraits. Often photographed at dance parties these young African men & women mixed traditional African garb with the Western status symbols: blue jeans, cars, sunglasses, watches, pork pie hats- creating their own FASHIONABLE & CHIC STYLES
    • PROMO: Published to accompany first gallery show in London, Sanle is included in AUTO PHOTO at Foundation Cartier in Paris this summer and will have a show of work at Art Institute of Chicago May - October 2018


    BRUCE DAVIDSON: LESSER KNOWN
    Steidl
    ISBN 9783958293212
    US $65.00
      CDN $85.00
    PUB DATE 1/23/2018

    Photography: B&W
    Photography: Color

    Clth, 9.5 x 12.75 in. / 192 pgs / 16 color / 114 b&w.

    A deep dive into photographer Bruce Davidson's archive --130 photos made between 1955 and 1993, that had been overlooked until now.

    • ABOUT ARTIST Bruce Davidson, the master of American street photography, best known for his New York City series Subway and his photos taken in Harlem, including the series East 100th Street
    • THE BOOK: Davidson spent a year going through negatives and contacts sheets to pull many rarely or never-before-seen, photos and presented as a carefully edited single body of work.
    • Includes unpublished photographs from major bodies of work including East 100th Street and Brooklyn Gangs


    WILLIAM EGGLESTON: BLACK AND WHITE
    Steidl
    ISBN 9783958293243
    US $65.00
      CDN $85.00
    PUB DATE 3/27/2018

    Photography: B&W
    Regional Interest: US South

    Clth, 11.75 x 11.75 in. / 280 pgs / 215 b&w.

    Eggleston's seminal early black and white photography in this new comprehensive collection from Steidl

    • ABOUT ARTIST: Master color photographer William Eggleston was born in 1939 in Memphis, Tennessee, where he continues to live today. Some consider him a national treasure for his heartbreakingly soulful photographs of America & Americans
    • THE BOOK: Updated and expanded edition of William Eggleston's Before Color (Steidl, 2012); Eggleston's work from the late-50's to the mid-60's before his iconic color photography. Photographing suburban Memphis using high-speed 35 mm black-and-white film.


    ROBERT FRANK: THE LINES OF MY HAND
    Steidl
    ISBN 9783958293205
    US $35.00
      CDN $45.00
    PUB DATE 1/23/2018

    Photography: B&W

    Pbk, 9 x 12 in. / 102 pgs / 160 b&w.

    After The Americans, The Lines of My Hand is Frank's most important book and the publication that established his autobiographical, sometimes confessional, approach to bookmaking.

    • THE PHOTOGRAPHER: Robert Frank was born in Zurich in 1924 and immigrated to the United States in 1947. He is best known for his seminal book The Americans, first published in English in 1959, which gave rise to a distinctly 'new form of the photobook, He divides his time between New York City and Nova Scotia, Canada.
    • ABOUT THE BOOK: Originally published in 1972, reprinted by Pantheon in 1989, and by Scalo in 1996 this is a a photobook classic.Chronological selections from every stage of Frank's work until 1972: early photos in Switzerland 1945'46, Peru, Paris, Valencia, London and Wales, contact sheets from The Americans, photo-collages, film stills Pull My Daisy (1959).
    • This new Steidl edition is made in close collaboration with Robert Frank, it follows and updates the first US edition by Lustrum Press of 1972.


    MANHATTAN TRANSIT: THE SUBWAY PHOTOGRAPHS OF HELEN LEVITT
    Walther König, Köln
    ISBN 9783960981220
    US $50.00
      CDN $65.00
    FLAT40

    PUB DATE 9/26/2017

    Photography: B&W
    Photography: Travel/Place/Urban
    Regional Interest: US New York City

    Hbk, 9.5 x 8.25 in. / 84 pgs / 51 b&w.

    Photos of New York City Subway riders from the late 1930s and late 1970s by the legendary Helen Levitt.

    • THE ARTIST: Helen Levitt (1913 ' 2009) was particularly noted for her New York City street photograph, her seminal books include A Way of Seeing (Duke University Press, 1965), which includes an essay by James Agee; In the Street: Chalk Drawings and Messages, New York City, 1938-48 (Duke University Press, 1987)
    • THE BOOK: The first book dedicated to the photographs Helen Levitt made on the New York subway alongside her friend and mentor Walker EVANS in 1938. She revisited Subway portraiture again late in her career in the 1970s. Many of these photographs are published here for the first time
    • LIMITED STOCK : ONLY 600 Copies, FLAT 40 Discount. Will sell out quickly


    EVELYN HOFER: NEW YORK
    Steidl
    ISBN 9783958293489
    US $45.00
      CDN $57.50
    PUB DATE 1/23/2018

    Photography: Travel/Place/Urban
    Regional Interest: US New York City

    Clth, 8.75 x 11.25 in. / 144 pgs / 25 color / 68 b&w.

    Timeless, elegant portraits & cityscapes of New York of the 60s and 70s.

    • ABOUT THE ARTIST: Evelyn Hofer (1922- 2009) born in Germany, died in Mexico City but lived most of her adult life in New York. She worked with Alexey Brodovitch at HARPER's BAZAAR and was dubbed by Hilton KRAMER as 'the most famous unknown photographer in America'
    • ABOUT THE BOOK: 1960s & 70s NYC street photography & portraits, in both b&w and color. Elegant view of the city at a time when it was cacophonous & struggling. Based on 1965 book New York Proclaimed this is a completely redesigned edition with a different edit of her New York based photographs.
    • AUTHORS: John Haskell is American writer, author of Out of My Skin ( FSG 2009)


    JANET RUSSEK AND DAVID SCHEINBAUM: REMNANTS
    Radius Books
    ISBN 9781942185307
    US $50.00
      CDN $65.00
    PUB DATE 9/26/2017

    Photography: Travel/Place/Urban
    Regional Interest: US New York City

    Hbk, 9.25 x 10.25 in. / 136 pgs / 120 color.

    Photos of what is left of New York City's pre-gentrified Lower East Side when it was a neighborhood of immigrants.

    • THE PHOTOGRAPHERS: Brooklyn born and raised photographers David Scheinbaum & Janet Russek are private photography dealers and consultants now living in Santa Fe, NM, representing the Estates of Beaumont and Nancy Newhall, and the Estate of Eliot Porter.
    • THE BOOK: Photographs of New York's Lower East Side taken from 1990 to now, sequenced as a walk through the neighborhood and featuring iconic places and shops like Essex Street Market, Acme Fish, Streit's Matzos, Moishe's, Sheila's, Ben Freedman, Orchard Corset, Katz's Deli, Yonah Schimmel, Kossar's . The remnants of this neighborhood's immigrant past.
    • AUTHORS: Amy Stein-Milford is the Deputy Director of the Museum at Eldridge Street Sean Corcoran is the Curator of Prints and Photographs at the Museum of the City of New York


    SIMON EELES: FAR FAR ROCKAWAY
    Damiani
    ISBN 9788862085434
    US $35.00
      CDN $45.00
    PUB DATE 9/26/2017

    Photography: America
    Photography: Travel/Place/Urban

    Clth, 9 x 9.5 in. / 96 pgs / 100 color.

    A celebration of the colorful people who inhabit New York's Rockaway Beach

    • THE BOOK: Rockaway Beach at the far end of Queens, New York is a dichotomy of hipster havens like Rockaway Tacos and rows of low income housing projects. Portraits of the diverse beach goers are collected here.


    LIONEL KORETZKY: 1000 CARS OF NYC
    Damiani
    ISBN 9788862085465
    US $35.00
      CDN $45.00
    PUB DATE 11/21/2017

    Photography: Color
    Photography: Travel/Place/Urban
    Regional Interest: US New York City

    Hbk, 6.25 x 6.25 in. / 288 pgs / 1,000 color.

    This small format book packs in 1000 photos of cars parked along the streets of New York City

    • THE BOOK: Started as an Instagram @1000_cars_of_nyc, these are iPhone photos of parked cars cropped at the wheels into square images. Adorable square format with 1000 images makes a great NYC focused gift.
    • ARTIST: Lionel Koretzky is a French commercial photographer now living in Brooklyn.


    DAN ZISKIE: CLOUD CHAMBER
    Damiani
    ISBN 9788862085472
    US $35.00
      CDN $45.00
    PUB DATE 9/26/2017

    Photography: Animals
    Regional Interest: US New York City

    Hbk, 11.75 x 9.5 in. / 104 pgs / 70 color.

    Portraits that capture the hustle and bustle unique to the Big Apple.

    • THE ARTIST: Dan Ziskie is an American actor and photographer. His roles inlcude the character Frank Niggar on the popular comedyChappelle's Showand the Vice President on the first season of House of Cards. He lives in New York City
    • THE BOOK: Contemporary color photographs of people in public urban spaces i.e.midtown lunch hour, bus stop at rush hour.


    ANNE COLLIER: WOMEN WITH CAMERAS (ANONYMOUS)
    Karma, New York/Studio Voltaire
    ISBN 9781942607700
    US $45.00
      CDN $55.00
    PUB DATE 8/22/2017

    Photography: Art Photography
    Photography: Found Photos
    Photography: Photo Books

    Pbk, 10 x 10 in. / 168 pgs / 80 color.

    Collier uses sly, ironic humor to point out subtle sexism in these found images of women with cameras

    • THE BOOK: Like a cross between Women in Trees and Cindy Sherman:Untitled Film StillsAnne Collier rephotographs photos of women carrying cameras, taking photographs, and generally in the act of capturing a photographic image. Anonymous found photos and vintage ads.
    • THE ARTIST: Anne Collier is a LA-born NYC-based conceptual artist who works in photography and is known for cataloging objects and images in her photos.


    MORE WOMEN IN TREES
    Hatje Cantz
    ISBN 9783775743150
    US $24.95
      CDN $29.95
    PUB DATE 1/23/2018

    Photography: Found Photos

    Hbk, 5 x 7 in. / 112 pgs / 52 color.

    More vintage photographs of women in trees - a quirky & adorable gift book

    • THE BOOK: a follow up the Hatje Cantz's 2016 Women In Trees vintage found photos found at German flea markets. Pretty girls from the 1940s, 50s and 60s.
    • This book includes color images and retails for $25.


    ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG: THIRTY-FOUR ILLUSTRATIONS FOR DANTE’S INFERNO
    The Museum of Modern Art
    ISBN 9781633450295
    US $24.95
      CDN $29.95
    PUB DATE 6/27/2017

    Art: Collage & Assemblage
    Art: Drawing

    Pbk, 8 x 10 in. / 104 pgs / 44 color.

    Rauschenberg's illustrations for Dante's Inferno, a perfect pairing of art & literature

    • ABOUT ARTIST:Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) is currently the subject of a one man show at The Museum of Modern Art , New York, which will travel to San Francisco MoMA in the Fall. He ushered in a new era of postwar American art in the wake of Abstract Expressionism.
    • ABOUT BOOK: From 1958-1960 Rauschenberg made a series of 34 drawings, one for each Canto, or section, of Dante's poem The Inferno (1308-1321). The drawings combined watercolors with images from glossy magazines, including such popular figures as John F. Kennedy and Adlai Stevenson.
    • This affordable $24.95 book presents the complete set of drawings, with an introduction by curator Leah Dickerman and newly commissioned poetry from Kevin Young and Robin Coste Lewis. Should appeal to both ART and LITERARY audiences.
    • ABOUT AUTHORS: Kevin Young is the Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in NY. His most recent book is Blue Laws: Selected & Uncollected Poems 1995-2015 (Knopf, 2016). Robin Coste Lewis is American poet, author of Voyage of the Sable Venus (2015) which won the National Book Award for Poetry.


    ALEJANDRO JODOROWSKY & PASCALE MONTANDON-JODOROWSKY: PASCALEJANDRO
    Actes Sud/Azzedine Alaďa
    ISBN 9782330075408
    US $30.00
      CDN $40.00
    PUB DATE 8/22/2017

    Latin American / Caribbean Art & Culture
    Art: Figurative/Representational

    Hbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 128 pgs / 80 color.

    The poet and filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky and his wife, the artist Pascale Montandon-Jodorowsky, make bright and fantastical works together under the moniker pascALEjandro.

    • ABOUT THE ARTIST: Avant garde director Alejandro Jodorowsky (born 1929) is best known for his films Dune and The Holy Mountain He is also screenwriter, playwright, actor, author, poet, producer, composer, musician, comics writer, and spiritual guru. His partner is costume and set-designer and photographer Pascale Montandon-Jodorowsky (born 1972).
    • ABOUT THE BOOK: The couple’s vibrant comic illustrations peopled by angels, clowns, mystical lovers and dream beings. Jodorowsky provides the line work and Pascale Montandon-Jodorowsky the colors. Will appeal to the RABID fans of Jodorowsky film and comic works
    • ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Klaus Biesenbach (Museum of Modern Art, New York)and Hans Ulrich Obrist (Serpentine Galleries, London), Azzedine Alaia (French Fashion Designer).
    • Will work in FILM and COMIC ART Context.


    NO RESERVATION: NEW YORK CONTEMPORARY NATIVE AMERICAN ART MOVEMENT
    AMERINDA Inc.
    ISBN 9780989856546
    US $29.95
      CDN $37.50
    PUB DATE 8/22/2017

    Art Group: Theme
    Regional Interest: US Midatlantic

    Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 260 pgs / 90 color / 41 b&w.

    Thorough, and affordable at $29.95, overview of Native America artists who have worked in NYC

    • ABOUT THE BOOK: Generations of native American artists have made New York their home - this book looks at the history of these artists form the 1930s to now. Artists include: Leon Polk Smith, , Jimmie Durham, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, G. Peter Jemison, Jeffrey Gibson, Brad Kahlhamer.
    • ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Dore Ashton is professor of at the Cooper Union and Yale. Elizabeth Hutchinson is assistant professor of art history at Barnard College. Jonathan Goodman is an art writer and editor who teaches at Pratt . G. Peter Jemison (Heron Clan-Seneca) is an artist and manager of Ganondagan State Historic Site in Victor, New York. David Bunn Martine (Nednai-Chiricahua Apache/Montauk/Shinnecock) is an artist and art director/curator of the Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center in Southampton, NY Nancy Marie Mithlo (Chiricahua Apache) is an associate professor of American Indian studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.


    MUSEUM OF CAPITALISM
    Inventory Press
    ISBN 9781941753156
    US $35.00
      CDN $45.00
    PUB DATE 9/26/2017

    Art Group: Exhibitions
    Art Group: Theme
    Regional Interest: US California

    Hbk, 7.5 x 9.75 in. / 208 pgs / 90 color.

    A cheeky, yet pointed, critique of capitalism through text and image.

    • ABOUT THE BOOK: Accompanies pop up exhibition in Oakland CA The book treats capitalism as a historical phenomenon ,using art works, essays, comics, data and quotations from historical texts from Edward Said to President Nixon's Economic Advisor.
    • AUTHORS include: Lucy Lippard (born 1937) is an internationally known writer, art critic, activist and curator based in Galisteo NM. Lester K. Spence teaches at Johns Hopkins University. TJ Demos teaches at UC Santa Cruz, McKenzie Wark author of A Hacker Manifesto Julia Ott teaches at The New School. Jennifer Gonzales teaches at UCSC. Chiara Bottici teaches at UCSC.
    • PROMO: The Museum of Capitalism is open in Oakland CA through August 2017.


    VELOTOPIA
    nai010 publishers
    ISBN 9789462083523
    US $35.00
      CDN $45.00
    PUB DATE 10/24/2017

    Urbanism

    Pbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 244 pgs / 200 color.

    A bike-centric model of urban planning, Steven Fleming advocates for Biking what Jane Jacobs championed for Walking.

    • The first bike-centric model of urban planning and building design, Velotopia is a book for designers, planners, students, advocates and the general reader—all those shaping cities and the built environment who imagine a future for the cycling city.
    • ABOUT THE AUTHOR Steven Fleming is the author of the popular Cycle Space: Architecture and Urban Design in the Age of the Bicycle. He is an ongoing visiting scientist with a Harvard University research team exploring the link between health and cycling and is a brand ambassador for bicycle manufacturer Shimano.